Supermini stars in latest Euro NCAP tests; strong scores for Chinese manufacturers

The VW Group's VW Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii city cars have been awarded a top five-star rating by safety organisation Euro NCAP.

The car was acclaimed for its front and rear cabin protection for adult and child occupants, as well as for the fitment of stability control on most models. However, its front bumper was considered to be an imperfect shape in the event of an impact with an adult's legs or a child's head.

Read the Seat Mii first drive review

The radar-based City Emergency Brake system that is available as an option on all three VW Group cars was also praised.

Other notable test results included two four star results for Chinese-made cars, the Geely Emgrand EC7 and MG6.

Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General, said: ‘These results mark a milestone for the Chinese automotive industry. It is a clear sign that Chinese car makers are building on recent experiences and rapidly investing in better vehicle safety.’

Other results included:Chevrolet Malibu - 5 starsKia Rio - 5 starsMercedes-Benz B-Class - 5 starsMercedes C-Class coupé - 5 starsRanger Rover Evoque - 5 starsSubaru XV - 5 starsVW Beetle - 5 starsFiat Panda - 4 starsJaguar XF - 4 starsJeep Grand Cherokee - 4 starsRenault Fluence ZE – 4 stars

Our Verdict

Volkswagen Up
The Volkswagen Up city car isn't revolutionary, it's just quantifiably better than the opposition

The Volkswagen Up city car isn't revolutionary, it's just quantifiably better than the opposition

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