The Fiat Panda has received a score of zero stars out of five in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash test scores.
The Euro NCAP tests aim to simulate real world-style crash tests, and the Panda is just the second car ever to score zero stars. The new Jeep Wrangler was among other models to undergo the test, and scored one star.
The Panda achieved sccored less than 50% in each of Euro NCAP’s four primary testing categories. Of most concern to Euro NCAP officials was the Panda’s capacity for protecting children in the rear seats. The model achieved the lowest ever score in this category, scoring 16% compared to a 79% average across all cars tested.
Regarding the Wrangler, produced by Fiat's fellow FCA Group brand Jeep, Euro NCAP noted that “several problems were seen when installing several child restraints in the vehicle.”
The all-new SUV was awarded one star, joining the Punto and Panda as the three worst-rated vehicles to undergo the tests.