The Mercedes-Benz EQC was one of seven models to score a maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP in the latest round of testing.
The fourth-generation Korando is Korean maker Ssangyong’s first model to achieve full marks in the Euro NCAP tests, with automatic emergency braking added to the standard equipment list for enhanced safety.
The Kamiq, Skoda’s new entry-level SUV, joined the closely related Scala family hatchback in achieving a five-star verdict. Its Volkswagen Group siblings, the Seat Arona and new Volkswagen T-Cross, were also awarded top marks in their tests.
The current Ford Focus maintained its earlier five-star rating following a series of minor updates, including redesigned front seats and headrests to minimise the possibility of whiplash following a rear-end collision.
Euro NCAP was impressed by the Z4’s active bonnet, which automatically lifts in the event of a pedestrian impact, while the new CLA scored more than 90% in three of the four key areas of safety assessed.