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EuroNCAP: Best in class cars 2017

10 January 2018

Story from News Press

2017 was Euro NCAP’s busiest-ever year with nearly seventy models assessed and now it has announced the year's best performers.

The winners, by category are:

  • Executive - VW Arteon
  • Large Off-Road - Volvo XC60
  • Small Off-Road - VW T Roc
  • Supermini - VW Polo
  • Small MPV - Opel Crossland X
  • Small Family Car - Subaru XV and Subaru Impreza

Most of the models tested in 2017 were new to the market and most of these achieved the maximum five-star rating which, set against Euro NCAP’s increasingly tough assessment regime, reflects the ever-improving safety of modern vehicles. Older, facelifted models fared less well, their ratings, generally poorer than those of newer cars, reflecting a lack of advanced restraint systems and driver-assistance technologies

Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP said, “Congratulations to Volkswagen! To win best-in-class in three different categories is a great achievement and underlines the company’s commitment to providing the highest levels of safety to its customers. Subaru and Opel are also offering class-leading products while Volvo continues to underline its reputation for safety. More broadly, though, it is encouraging to see so many new cars performing so well in all areas of safety, and being equipped with greater and greater levels of life-saving technology.”

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