All four cars tested in the most recent round of Euro NCAP safety tests have been awarded coveted five star ratings.
The cars tested included the Honda CR-Z, Hyundai ix35, Citroen C4 and Suzuki Swift.
Euro NCAP said the results reflected manufacturers rising to the challenges of the new safety rating system and that they were “continuing to make safety a priority”.
Euro NCAP added that from October it would be introducing a Euro NCAP Advanced award that assessed technologies not currently included in crash tests; it will be revealed at the Paris motor show next month which of these systems are to be tested.
Euro NCAP also said it would also be testing electric cars for the first time from early 2011.Read Autocar's first drive of the new Suzuki Swift
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