This morning Euro NCAP released the safety ratings for five new models. Among the protagonists of this new batch of tests we find the Ford Mustang Mach-E, to the IONIQ 5, to the Hyundai tucson, to the Toyota yaris cross and to Hyundai bayon.
All have achieved a result of 5 stars except for the Hyundai Bayon which complies with 4 stars.
As you may already know, Ford’s new all-electric SUV, the Mustang Mach-E, shares a name with the iconic blue oval brand muscle car but unlike this one that scored poorly at just 3 stars, the new SUV from the brand rises with the highest score.
The new Mustang Mach-E comes equipped with a center airbag, a drop-down hood airbag for the protection of vulnerable road users and a host of advanced driver assistance features, offering high levels of driver support.
Hyundai impresses with three new models in this batch. IONIQ 5 and TUCSON get 5-star ratings and Hyundai Bayon 4-star.
Although THE IONIQ 5 and the TUCSON are somewhat fair in protection with rates below 90% -almost a standard in their respective segments-, the one that has surprised us has been the Bayon and is that the model has only been raised with 4 stars despite the fact that stoppages must be opened in a segment.
The Toyota yaris cross still hot on the heels of the Mirai and Yaris with another five-star rating. The car, available in gasoline and a hybrid system publishes its result in collaboration with sister organization ANCAP.
In addition to its traditional crash and safety tests, Euro NCAP retested two light commercial vans – the Ford Transit and the Ford Transit Custom – after Ford made some changes. This now results in two gold medals in the commercial van rankings.
Euro NCAP re-evaluated the electric Volvo XC40 Recharge and the plug-in hybrid VW Touareg PHEV. Both share their rating with their conventional-powered brethren tested in 2018.