KIA Sportage, Mercedes-Benz T-Class and Mercedes-Benz Citan Tourer have recorded 5-Stars each at the latest European Car Assessment programme (EuroNCAP).
The three vehicles were among seven new cars were tested for safety by the car safety assessment body.
On the contrary, Toyota’s Aygo X supermini and BMW’s all-electric i4 earned only four stars, dropping by one point below the likes of the new Sportage.
The fully-revamped Kia Sportage shares a platform with the 5-star Hyundai Tucson tested last year. It is equally well equipped and scored very similarly in safety tests, earning 5 stars as well.
In the van-based MPV segment, Mercedes-Benz brings the Citan Tourer and its posher version, the T-Class. Both share the platform of the Renault Kangoo but are, across the board, better-equipped with a new centre airbag for additional far-side impact protection and high performing active safety features.
The Toyota Aygo X is the latest new arrival in the highly competitive supermini segment, where every Euro counts.
The small cross-over city car does well overall but forgoes some more advanced safety systems, resulting in a 4-star rating.
Finally, BMW’s battery electric compact executive car i4 shows that luxury does not always means better safety performance. Equipped with a similar sensor set to the 3 Series tested in 2019, the sedan missed out on some critical crash avoidance points and achieved a 4-star rating.
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