Currently reading: Euro NCAP tougher in 2012
Next year's NCAP testing will be more stringent, with more focus placed on pedestrian safety

Next year’s Euro NCAP requirements will be tougher, thanks to more stringent measures placed on pedestrian safety.

From 2012, five-star cars will have to achieve a minimum 60 per cent score in pedestrian safety, up from this year’s 40 per cent marker.

As such, none of the cars tested this month would be eligible for next year’s change, with the Audi A6, Vauxhall Ampera and Citroën DS5 only just making this year’s threshold with 41, 41 and 40 per cent respectively.

The highest scoring car for pedestrian safety was the Volkswagen Jetta, which scored 56 per cent – still four per cent short for next year.

Every new car tested this month by Euro NCAP currently receives five stars overall, apart from the Kia Picanto, which received a four star rating as Electronic Stability Control is not standard across all versions in all European markets - all UK versions, however do feature ESP as standard.

The Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Orlando showed good whiplash and adult-occupant protection scores (95 per cent for both), while the Hyundai i40, the VW Jetta and the VW Golf Cabriolet received high scores for child-occupant protection (all achieving 86 per cent). Highest in the group was the Chevrolet Aveo, scoring 87 per cent for child safety.

Niki Sorabjee


Latest business news

99 bmw ix vs mercedes eqs 2022 lead 0 0
From 2024, 22% of a car maker's sales must be BEVs – or it faces a £15,000 fine for every car that does not conform
Editor's letter: EV sales must increase by 50% in 2024 – how?
93 ev charger suppliers under scrutiny podpoint
PodPoint recently switched focus from fast public devices to home and workplace charging
EV charger companies switch tactics in search for elusive profits
Volvo car charging
From 2024, car makers will need to show that 45% of an EV's value originated in the UK or EU to remain tariff-free
EU proposes three-year delay to UK rules of origin tariffs
geneva motor show floor 2018
The Geneva motor show hasn't been held since 2019, due to the pandemic and its after-effects
Geneva motor show 2024: MG confirmed and BYD likely
Add a comment…