The new Audi A4 and Honda's HR-V and Jazz all score five stars in Euro NCAP's latest crash tests
Darren Moss
4 November 2015

The 2015 Audi A4 has passed the Euro NCAP safety test with flying colours, receiving a five-star safety rating in the group's latest round of tests.

Audi's fifth-generation A4 went on sale in the UK this month, having made its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show back in September. The A4 scored 90% overall for adult occupant protection and 87% for child protection. In the pedestrian safety and assistance systems categories, the A4 scored 75%.

Two of the A4's biggest rivals, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series, also receive five-star safety ratings from Euro NCAP. Jaguar's XE has yet to be tested.

Honda also has reason to celebrate as two of its models - the HR-V and Jazz - have also received five-star safety ratings. According to Euro NCAP, the Jazz is only the second supermini to have been awarded a full five-star rating in 2015.

Volkswagen's Caddy MPV was also tested, securing a four-star rating. Euro NCAP said: “The Caddy is unusual for a vehicle in this segment, offering AEB [Autonomous Emergency Braking] City and Interurban as an option." 

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Testers noted that while the Caddy scores well in the areas covered by its assistance systems, it lost points because lane assistance is not available.

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4 November 2015
"Jaguar's XE has yet to be tested." Why? Launched before the A4, what's Jaguar's excuse to not test it? Looks very suspicious.

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