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." 

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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