Sat, Dec 5th, 2015

Lancia Ypsilon Crumbles, Gets Only Two Stars In Latest Euro NCAP Test Of 15 New Models

Lancia Ypsilon Crumbles, Gets Only Two Stars In Latest Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP has published details of its new crash test session – and the findings for the sole Lancia in production, the Ypsilon, are shocking.

Although the Ypsilon was revamped earlier this year, it scored an appalling 44 percent in Adult Occupant protection. This resulted in it getting “awarded” only two out of five stars.

To put it into perspective, rivals like the Mazda2 and Hyundai i20 that were also tested under this year’s stricter standards and were both awarded five stars, scored 86 and 85 percent respectively in the same test (the best-in-class Skoda Fabia, which also has a five-star rating, was ratified in 2014).

The new generation of the BMW X1 achieved a maximum 5-star safety rating. The compact crossover was awarded with 90 percent in Adult Occupant, 87 percent in Child Occupant, 74 percent in Pedestrian and 77 percent in Safety Assist. The model tested was the X1 sDrive18d.

Five stars were achieved by the new Infiniti Q30 too, which scored lower than the X1 in the first two categories, but higher in the last two.

Jaguar’s answer to the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and others, the XE, scored 5 stars too, along with its bigger brother, the XF, and the same safety rating was awarded to the new Kia Optima and to the Sportage.

The Lexus RX makes no exception either, as the European safety specialists put the RX 450h to the test, which didn’t disappoint, and neither did the successor of the GLK, the Mercedes-Benz GLC, which was awarded with the 5-star safety rating too.

The last vehicles to score 5 stars in Euro NCAP’s newest crash test session are the new Opel / Vauxhall Astra K, the Renault Megane and the Renault Talisman.

Four stars were received by the MINI Clubman and the Nissan Navara, while the BMW Z4 scored just three stars, with 69 percent in Adult Occupant, 61 percent in Child Occupant, 91 percent in Pedestrian and just 46 percent in Safety Assist.


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