The new Range Rover Evoque has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating in the latest round of tests by Euro NCAP,
The British-built SUV, which moved into its second generation earlier this year, achieved significantly higher ratings for adult and child occupant protection than the original model received in 2011, even against a tougher testing regime.
An adult protection rating of 94% and a child protection rating of 87% make the new Evoque the safest Land Rover ever tested by Euro NCAP. A pedestrian protection rating of 72% is also strong, as is a safety assist technology rating of 73%. The automatic emergency braking system scored maximum points in tests of its functionality at city speeds.
Alongside the Evoque, Euro NCAP tested the new Citroën C5 Aircross. The Seat Ateca-rivalling SUV scored four stars for entry-level European spec models, but all UK cars receive the maximum score as they are fitted as standard with the Safety Plus Pack, which adds a radar sensor to the existing front-facing camera to improve the performance of the automatic braking system and enable detection of cyclists.