Land Rover’s latest SUV joins the ranks of the Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X1 in achieving top marks in crash protection

The Range Rover Velar has been awarded a five-star crash protection rating from safety body Euro NCAP, ranking it among the safest SUVs on the market today.

Scoring 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection, 74% for pedestrian protection and 72% for assistance systems, the Velar beats its Land Rover stablemate, the Discovery, in overall score. 

In its segment, however, it’s topped by the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which scored 97% for adult occupant protection and 84% in child occupant protection, but the Velar beats the Italian car in the pedestrian and assistance categories by three and 12 percentage points respectively. 

Its adult and child occupant protection scores match those of the Audi Q5 but beats the latter's 73% pedestrian protection and 58% assistance system scores. The Velar even beats the Volvo XC90’s 72% pedestrian protection score - the XC90 famously being the safest car Euro NCAP has ever tested.

The Velar scored five stars across all variants; Euro NCAP recently introduced a two-tier score system, with one score for cars in their standard form and another for the same car with optional safety equipment fitted.

Jaguar Land Rover’s UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks, said: “For Velar customers, only the best is good enough and we are delighted the fourth Range Rover has been awarded five-star safety credentials. This, combined with excellent residual values and stunning design, really set Velar out as a car that appeals to the heart and the head."

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4 October 2017

How safe is it during a roll over accident?

4 October 2017

I don't think that's tested, maybe to many variables, difficult to test etc

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

4 October 2017

So it should gets a 5 star rating, there can be no excuse these days for any new car not acheiving a 5 star Euro NCAP rating, it should be the least we can expect.

Citroëniste.

5 October 2017
Bob Cholmondeley wrote:

So it should gets a 5 star rating, there can be no excuse these days for any new car not acheiving a 5 star Euro NCAP rating, it should be the least we can expect.

Quite right, Bob.  And with a dictionary and a spell checker, there's no excuse for incorrect spelling either.  It's the least we should expect.  But sometimes it's difficult to achieve.

5 October 2017
pauld101 wrote:

Bob Cholmondeley wrote:

So it should gets a 5 star rating, there can be no excuse these days for any new car not acheiving a 5 star Euro NCAP rating, it should be the least we can expect.

Quite right, Bob.  And with a dictionary and a spell checker, there's no excuse for incorrect spelling either.  It's the least we should expect.  But sometimes it's difficult to achieve.

For reasons best known to itself, Opera's built-in spill chucker refuses to work on this website...

Citroëniste.

7 October 2017
The Fiat 500 has 5 stars and the crash that was staged by a German magazine in 2008, when it collided head on with a Q7,that had 4 stars,made a mockery of that rating. It still comes down to weight/bulk

5 October 2017

For 70K I would expect not only to protect me well in an accident but give me a BJ and order a pizza!

5 October 2017
The Apprentice wrote:

For 70K I would expect not only to protect me well in an accident but give me a BJ and order a pizza!

 

Is that on the options list?

5 October 2017
supermanuel wrote:

The Apprentice wrote:

For 70K I would expect not only to protect me well in an accident but give me a BJ and order a pizza!

 

Is that on the options list?

Yes it is!

The base model requires the owner to do it themselves, in other words being a Wan...

 

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