Saturday, February 04, 2012

Best cars of 2011 - Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP has published the results for 53 new car models available in the European market, including the commercially available Electric Vehicles. The vehicles achieved a five star rating and showed good scores in each of Euro NCAP’s four areas of assessment.

The best cars in each category are listed below:

Small off-road 4×4 category: Audi Q3

Supermini category: Chevrolet Aveo

Small Family category: Ford Focus

Small MPV category: Mercedes B Class

Large Family category: Volvo V60

The Ford Ranger was the only pickup tested by Euro NCAP in 2011. It is the safest pickup yet tested by the organisation and scored highly in all areas of assessment, most notably in pedestrian protection.

As for electric cars, the Nissan LEAF was the first of its kind to achieve Euro NCAP 5 star overall rating.

Read the full report on the Euro NCAP site.

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