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New ratings in NCAP crash tests

Seven new cars have been put through their safety paces by Euro NCAP and all fared well, particularly in the child protection test.

A four-star rating for child occupant protection went to the Audi A4, Skoda Superb, Citroën Berlingo, Ford
Kuga, Volkswagen Caravelle T5, Hyundai i10 and SEAT Ibiza.
Although a five-star rating is theoretically the maximum, no car currently on the market has yet achieved it.

The rating is based on the evaluation of manufacturers’ recommended child restraints for 18-month-old and three-year-old children.

Of the seven cars tested, four achieved Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star rating for adult occupant protection – the SEAT, Skoda, Audi and Ford.

The rest all scored four stars.

Only three of the seven cars achieved a three-star score in pedestrian protection – the Hyundai, SEAT and Ford.

The Skoda, Citroën and Audi scored two stars and the Volkswagen one star.

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