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2018-09-19 13:15

Robin Classen

VW Touareg crash test

Image: EuroNCAP

Euro NCAP has released safety ratings of four new cars - the VW Touareg, SA-bound Suzuki Jimny, Audi A6 and Ford Tourneo Connect.

The Audi A6 and the VW Touareg scored particularly well for vulnerable road user protection including Euro NCAP’s new requirements for cyclist-detecting autonomous emergency braking (AEB).

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Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP, said: "Overall, these latest results demonstrate that as Euro NCAP’s test protocols evolve and become more demanding, a 5-star rating remains achievable although challenging objective for the auto industry.

"It is particularly positive and welcome that manufacturers are performing well in the assessment of vulnerable road user protection systems such as AEB for cyclists. 

"Euro NCAP has now tested six models which feature this life-saving technology. These driver assistance systems are the building blocks for potential automation in the future.  Importantly they offer tangible safety benefits today."

We've included crash test videos as well as overall ratings for each of the cars below:

Volkswagen Touareg:

Suzuki Jimny:

Audi A6:

Ford Tourneo Connect:


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