The Mercedes-Benz GLA has scored top marks in the latest round of Euro NCAP testing.
The GLA scored five stars, the highest mark available, with testers noting decent scores for side impact protection and for front passengers. Overall, the GLA achieved a 96 per cent safety rating for adult occupants, and 88 per cent for children.
Also up for testing this month was the new Renault Twingo, which scored four stars. Testers noted that the Twingo's passenger compartment remained stable during a frontal impact, with the car receiving a 78 per cent safety rating for adult passengers.
Meanwhile the new Toyota Aygo also received four stars - with an adult passenger safety rating of 80 per cent. Because the Aygo is mechanically identical to the Peugeot 108 and Citroën C1, those cars also receive a four-star rating.
The Citroën Berlingo was also tested this month, scoring three stars on Euro NCAP's tests.
Euro NCAP says these results show that "not all vehicles are meeting with tougher safety requirements".
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