Second-generation SUV is safest Land Rover ever tested; new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV also a five-star car
10 April 2019

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. 

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Praising car makers for rapidly pushing such systems to market, Euro NCAP's general secretary, Michiel van Ratingen, said: "It's good news that some of the basic driver assist technologies will finally be mandated from 2022, but thankfully most vehicle manufacturers are already way ahead of the curve today.”

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10 April 2019

Now that JLR design a car that does not fall apart in crash tests, please go one step further and design it so that it does not fall apart in common daily use.

10 April 2019

Why is this news?  I'd be shocked if it didn't have top marks!!!  We know they've moved on since the frankly dangerous Freelander.

Still waiting for all the management to be sacked for gross incompetence.

10 April 2019

Sorry, for 'Freelander' read 'Discovery 2'.

10 April 2019

Reviews of the current model I've read have said that operating so many functions through two touchscreens can be distracting. Surely basic ergonomics and therefore driver safety is more important than some of this additional safety tech, and quite easily solved.

10 April 2019
catnip wrote:

Reviews of the current model I've read have said that operating so many functions through two touchscreens can be distracting. Surely basic ergonomics and therefore driver safety is more important than some of this additional safety tech, and quite easily solved.

 

I wonder how Tesla score on that front?

10 April 2019

new Evoque? Or just have a negative opinion of all JLR cars?

10 April 2019

Funny how the marketing world works.

"Land Rover Evoque has been awarded 5 stars by NCAP" and you think this must be a very safe car.

And then someone points out most new cars which go thru the NCAP test are awarded 5 stars and you think the Evoque is merely  average.

And then they point out other small SUV's such as Q3 and the much cheaper T-Roc better the Evoque in the individual results of the test and you think the Evoque is lagging behind on safety.

Is this really a newsworthy story or a Land Rover advert in disguise ?

13 April 2019

I just wanted to drop by and trash Land Rover for everything they’ve ever done and everything they’ve ever built and accuse Autocar of running another Land Rover advert. However, I see that the same tired old cliches have already been trotted out.

all we’re missing is someone to come along and tell us how wonderful their dad’s Hyundai or KIA is ;)

Having said that, a 5 star Euroncap rating is not newsworthy enough to be worth writing a story around.

 

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