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2017-11-30 09:33

Image: EuroNCAP/Youtube

Germany - It's been a busy November for Euro NCAP’s car safety experts as the month’s second set of global crash test results have been released today; eight vehicles achieved 5-star ratings.

Crucially, all are on sale with standard-fit Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems.

The Citroen DS 7 Crossback, Jaguar E-Pace, BMW X3, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz X-Class, Subaru XV, Subaru Impreza and the re-assessed Honda Civic were awarded Euro NCAP 5-star ratings.

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The Mercedes-Benz X-Class achieved class-leading results; the last Pick-up to achieve a Euro NCAP 5-star rating for its standard fit equipment was the Ford Ranger in 2012.

The 'Safety Assist' score of 77% achieved by the X-Class is the highest ever in the bakkie category, as is its 'Child Occupant' score of 87%.

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