Mercedes-Benz EQC Gets 5-Star Rating At Euro NCAP Crash Test

Euro NCAP hosted yet another round of testing, during which they crashed seven new vehicles, including the Mercedes-Benz EQC.

The electric SUV walked away with a maximum 5-star safety rating. The Adult and Child occupant protection were rated at 96 and 90 percent, respectively, whereas pedestrian safety and safety assist at 75 percent.

Merc had another vehicle evaluated by the European safety specialists: the second generation CLA. Like the zero-emissions SUV, which goes against the likes of the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace, the four-door coupe also scored 5 stars, recording 96 and 91 percent in Adult and Child occupant, 91 in pedestrian and 75 percent in safety assist.

Also Watch: Tesla Model 3 Gets Totaled By Euro NCAP, Emerges Victorious

Audi and BMW were represented in the latest round of testing by the new-gen A1 and Z4. Both the supermini and open-top model, which is a sister car to the latest Toyota Supra, obtained 5 stars. The A1 scored 95 and 85 percent in Adult and Child occupant, 73 percent in pedestrian and 80 percent in safety assist, whereas the Z4 did slightly better, with 97 and 87 percent in Adult and Child occupant, 91 percent in pedestrian and 76 percent in safety assist.

Bagging a maximum of 5 stars for the Volkswagen Group was the Skoda Kamiq. The subcompact crossover, which is closely related to the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross, scored 96 and 85 percent in Adult and Child occupant, and 80 and 76 percent in pedestrian and safety assist.

SsangYong’s first five-star vehicle is the fourth-gen Korando. The compact SUV scored 88 and 85 percent in Adult and Child occupant, 68 percent in pedestrian and 74 percent in safety assist, with Euro NCAP calling it “well-equipped” and praising the standard automatic emergency braking.

Finally, the Ford Focus was tested for a second time after receiving a few updates and, like the rest, netted five stars.


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