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22 May 2019

The new Renault Clio, Mazda 3 and electric Audi E-tron are among seven cars to secure five-star Euro NCAP crash test scores in the latest round of testing.

The Mazda 3 became just the fourth car ever tested to score 98% for adult occupant protection (AOP), alongside the Volvo V40 and XC60, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia

The latest Clio achieved an AOP score of 96%, and also scored 89% for child occupant safety. The new Volkswagen T-Cross scored 97% for AOP.

Other cars to receive five-star scores in the last month were the Lexus UX, Toyota Corolla and Toyota RAV4.

Thatcham Research, the only UK safety research centre that conducts Euro NCAP tests, noted the high level of driver assistance systems fitted as standard to many of the cars tested.

Matthew Avery, Thatcham’s director of research, said: “Achieving a five-star rating has never been so demanding, so it is pleasing to see car makers continuing to rise to the challenge.

“Consumers have never had it so good and can expect nothing less than top level safety from these vehicles.”

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xxxx 22 May 2019

High level of driver assistance systems

What with ever decreasing window size, increasing pillar size I'd like to see a 'visibility' score, 'Which' magazine do it as a point of safety. But then I suppose manufactures want absolute control over the look of their cars regardless of safety.

catnip 22 May 2019

xxxx wrote:

xxxx wrote:

What with ever decreasing window size, increasing pillar size I'd like to see a 'visibility' score, 'Which' magazine do it as a point of safety. But then I suppose manufactures want absolute control over the look of their cars regardless of safety.

Very good point. Its hardly surprising we see so much inconsiderate and idiotic driving with so many drivers cocooned and seemingly unaware of their surroundings.

The Mazda should do well in the occpancy protection tests, it looks like it weighs about 5 tons.