Audi A3 Sportback e-tron scored top marks in Euro NCAP's safety tests
Both the standard and electric Kia Soul were given four stars
Jeep's Renegade was awarded a five-star safety rating
Audi's A3 Sportback e-tron has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP in the safety body's last round of tests for 2014.
Euro NCAP's testers gave the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron an adult safety rating of 82 per cent, noting good body protection for both driver and passenger during front impact tests. The electric Audi scored a 66 per cent rating for pedestrian protection and a 78 per cent rating for child safety.
Kia's Soul EV scored an adult safety rating of 84 per cent, with 82 per cent for child safety. Testers noted that the Soul EV scored particularly well during side impact tests, with good body protection throughout.
The standard Soul fared slightly less well, gaining an adult safety rating of 75 per cent and a child rating of 82 per cent.
Jeep's baby Renegade impressed Euro NCAP's testers, with the SUV offering good protection during both front and side impact tests. The model was given an 87 per cent rating for adult protection and 85 per cent for children.
BMW also earned a Euro NCAP award for its advanced pedestrian warning and city braking systems.
To see the full results, head to the Euro NCAP website.
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