Euro NCAP experts beat four new car industry products on crash testsNovember 13, 2019
During testing, Euro NCAP, an independent European organization, tested the safety of the Opel Corsa hatchback, the Mercedes-Benz GLB and Mazda CX-30 crossovers, as well as the next-generation Ford Explorer SUV.
Euro NCAP specialists published the results of the next series of crash tests, simultaneously showing how it was. This time, four car innovations were tested at once: Mercedes-Benz GLB, Mazda CX-30, the new Ford Explorer and Opel Corsa. All crash test participants, with the exception of the Opel hatchback, received a maximum rating of five out of five stars.
So, the German Mercedes-Benz GLB crossove received 92% for the safety of the driver and passengers. A little lower, experts rated the safety of small passengers and pedestrians – 88 and 78%, respectively. But security devices earned 74%.
The specialists had few complaints, one of them was the low protection of the driver in a collision with a pillar.
Mazda CX-30 for the safety of the driver and adult passengers received 91%, children – 86%, pedestrians – 80%. Security systems on this SUV performed better than Mercedes electronics – 77%. Among the advantages, experts especially highlighted the protection of children from six to 10 years old (immediately 23.2 points out of 24 possible), as well as a system for keeping cars in the occupied lane.
The new Ford Explorer provides 87% safety for adults, 86% for children, and 61% for pedestrians. Electronic assistants are satisfied with an estimate of 76%. Among the shortcomings, Euro NCAP specialists noted a high risk of injuries to the legs of the driver and passengers during a frontal accident, as well as low protection of the chest of the rear passengers. But for pedestrians, the front pillars of the SUV are in danger.
Opel Corsa received four stars, in contrast to the aforementioned SUV. For protection of adults, he was given 84%, children – 86%, pedestrians – 66%, and for electronics – 69%. The driver and his passengers may be seriously injured by whiplash when struck from behind.
Recall that earlier IIHS experts evaluated the safety of Volkswagen and Mercedes models.
Volkswagen Tiguan and Mercedes GLE were able to earn the highest awards, but only in versions with additional options.
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