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Success for Audi and VW in meeting Euro NCAP’s 5-star challenge

19th September 2018

Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of four new cars today.  Both the Audi A6 and the VW Touareg achieve a maximum five- star rating, the Ford Tourneo Connect achieves a solid four-star rating and t...

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Volvo and Ford keep pace with Euro NCAP’s safety challenge

18th July 2018

Today, Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of two new cars. Both Volvo’s new small off-roader, the XC40, and the latest version of Ford’s small family car, the Focus, achieve a maximum five-star rat...

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New LEAF charging ahead with 5 star result in toughest safety tests to date

25th April 2018

Euro NCAP continues to set the agenda with new, more demanding challenges on safety technology to help protect vulnerable road users, including the introduction of the first cycling detection test for...

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Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Cars of 2017

10th January 2018

2017 was Euro NCAP’s busiest-ever year with nearly seventy models assessed and, today, Euro NCAP announces the year’s best performers. Volkswagen emerges with great credit with winners in three catego...

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Fading Stars

13th December 2017

Today, Euro NCAP rounds off its busiest-ever year with new safety ratings for fifteen more car models. Five stars were awarded to the Hyundai KONA, the Kia Stinger, the fourth generation BMW 6 Series ...

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered

29th November 2017

Today, Euro NCAP publishes the safety ratings of eight new vehicles, among which four have made their first appearance on the market this year: the X-Class, the luxury pick-up by Mercedes-Benz; the F-...

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XCeedingly Good

8th November 2017

Today, Euro NCAP publishes the safety ratings of eight new vehicles: the Volvo XC60 in the large off-road category; the VW T-Roc, Škoda Karoq and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in the small off-road categor...

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Velar Joins the Ranks of Europe’s Safest SUVs

4th October 2017

Range Rover is the latest brand to capitalise on increasing popularity of SUVs in Europe with the launch of the brand new Velar. The SUV segment has continued to grow more than any other and sales of ...

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Euro NCAP Honoured for Leadership by its Peers

19th September 2017

Last week at their 20th Anniversary Event, Euro NCAP was presented with the prestigious Innovation Award from Global NCAP in recognition of the continuous evolution of its vehicle rating roadmap. Indi...

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Euro NCAP Launches Road Map 2025 - In Pursuit of Vision Zero

12th September 2017

Since its establishment in 1997, Euro NCAP has been the catalyst for significant and sustained advances in automotive safety. Our independent crash tests and continuously evolving assessment protocols...

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Occupant protection a side issue for some

6th September 2017

Today, Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for nine new cars.  The Ford Fiesta, Jeep Compass, Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, Opel Grandland X and Renault Koleos are all awarded five stars ...

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Euro NCAP marks 20 years of life-saving crash tests with ‘In Pursuit of Vision Zero’ Road Safety Conference

4th September 2017

Antwerp - As part of its 20th Anniversary Celebrations, Euro NCAP will host the ‘In Pursuit of Vision Zero’ Conference on September 12 in Antwerp. Speakers at the event will reflect on twenty years of...

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Euro NCAP Elects New Chairman

12th July 2017

Leuven - The members of Euro NCAP have elected Pierre Castaing as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the next two years. Pierre Castaing succeeds Andrew Miller, retired Chief Techni...

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SEAT’S STAR SUPERMINI

5th July 2017

Today, Euro NCAP publishes the safety ratings of six new cars and the rating of the Ford Mustang facelift. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Hyundai i30, Opel Insignia, SEAT Ibiza and VW Arteon are all awarded ...

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Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

31st May 2017

Today, Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Škoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating. Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five st...

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Latest Bimmer Works 5 Star Magic

12th April 2017

Today, Euro NCAP releases the test results of two new cars. The BMW 5 Series gets a top five-star safety rating and FIAT’s made-over Doblò gets three stars. Launched late last year, the seventh-genera...

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FIAT and Ford Fall Short of Rivals’ Safety Ratings

1st March 2017

Today, Euro NCAP releases the results of six new cars. The Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery and Toyota C-HR all get a top five-star safety rating; Citroën’s C3 gets four stars; and FIAT’s aging 500 and F...

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Euro NCAP Marks 20th Anniversary of Life-Saving Crash Tests

2nd February 2017

• Euro NCAP crash tests helped save more than 78,000 lives since 1997. • Cars now ‘safest ever’ after Euro NCAP crashes 1,800 cars in tests costing 160 million Euro   since 1997. • Euro NCAP continues...

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Latest Volvos stunt Ford’s Mighty Mustang

25th January 2017

Today, Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for three cars: the Volvo S90 saloon and the V90 estate both achieve the maximum of five stars, while Ford’s Mustang scores two. Launched last year, the S90 an...

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Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Cars of 2016

14th December 2016

14th December 2016, Brussels – In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles and today announces some of the year’s highlights.  Three cars are awarded ‘Best in Class’: t...

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Latest Euro NCAP safety ratings for 2016

30th November 2016

Brussels, 30th November 2016 – Today Euro NCAP publishes its last round of safety ratings for 2016. The Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq, Ford Edge, Suzuki Ignis and the SsangYong Tivoli all underwent Euro NCAP...

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Fiat Tipo -  it’s cheap, but is it safe?

26th October 2016

Brussels, 26th October 2016 – The latest Fiat Tipo recently underwent safety testing by Euro NCAP and was awarded 3 stars based on safety equipment that is standard across all versions of the car. Whe...

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Top marks for Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008

28th September 2016

Brussels, 28 September 2016 - The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 recently underwent Euro NCAP safety tests. Both cars received a five star rating. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with AEB acro...

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Raising Standards: Renault and Subaru get Top Safety Ratings with AEB across the Board

31st August 2016

Brussels, 31 August 2016 - The safety ratings of four new cars are published by Euro NCAP today: the Kia Niro​, Renault Scenic​​, Subaru Levorg​ and the Toyota Hilux​.  The Renault Scenic and the Suba...

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Top of the Stops - AEB Makes an Impact

22nd June 2016

Brussels, 22 June 2016 – Three new models recently launched by European manufacturers have been independently tested for safety by Euro NCAP. The Alfa Romeo Giulia, the SEAT Ateca and the VW Tiguan al...

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Euro NCAP car safety information now available in Chinese

27th April 2016

Brussels, 27 April 2016 - While the Beijing Motor has just started, Euro NCAP is announcing the launch of its website in Mandarin Chinese. After English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedi...

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Euro NCAP Premieres First Rating with Pedestrian Detection

20th April 2016

Brussels, 20 April – The Toyota Prius is the first car to have undergone Euro NCAP’s newest test of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology for pedestrians. By including this test as part of the...

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Quadricycle Safety at a Standstill

6th April 2016

Brussels, Euro NCAP continues its assessment of heavy quadricycles and today releases the safety ratings of four such vehicles. The organisation has studied what has changed in this segment in the las...

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Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Cars of 2015

13th January 2016

Brussels, Euro NCAP reveals today the Best in Class cars of 2015 out of over 40 vehicles released during a very busy year. In 2015, the new full width frontal test has, as was hoped, had a significant...

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Euro NCAP Reveals Latest Ratings for 2015

16th December 2015

The following vans have recently undergone Euro NCAP crash tests: Euro NCAP is releasing the last set of safety ratings for this year, which includes the 5 stars Peugeot Traveller and its twi...

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Euro NCAP's Star Cars: Episode VII

2nd December 2015

Euro NCAP is releasing today the 7th batch of results of the year including 15 cars from a range of categories, and with a mixed bag of results. Of the 15 cars, 11 achieved 5 stars, two got 4 stars, o...

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Euro NCAP Puts Autonomous Pedestrian Detection to the Test

10th November 2015

European safety organisation Euro NCAP is introducing a new test that will check how well vehicles autonomously detect and prevent collisions with pedestrians. With new vehicles offering more autonomo...

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Top Marks for Audi and Honda

4th November 2015

Euro NCAP today releases the results for four new vehicles: the Audi A4, the Honda HR-V, the Honda Jazz and the VW Caddy. Three of the four vehicles released this month have received the maximum safet...

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Tucson Tops Latest Euro NCAP Results

7th October 2015

Euro NCAP is publishing the results of the supermini Opel Karl, the roadster sport Mazda MX-5 and the new generation Hyundai Tucson. The Opel Karl city car - or Vauxhall Viva in the UK – has been awa...

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New ratings released ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

2nd September 2015

Good crashworthiness and improved availability of front crash prevention systems resulted in top ratings in latest round of Euro NCAP’s tests ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Out of nine new m...

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Skoda Superb Joining the Ranks of Top Safety Achievers

24th June 2015

Euro NCAP has recently conducted safety tests on the large family Skoda Superb and on the Hyundai i20 and FIAT Panda Cross superminis. The Skoda Superb has joined the ranks of the latest top safety ac...

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Study Confirms High Effectiveness of Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

13th May 2015

Euro NCAP and ANCAP, the independent safety bodies for Europe and Australasia, today announce the advanced publication of Effectiveness of Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking in Real-Life World Rea...

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Euro NCAP Reveals Latest Safety Ratings

22nd April 2015

The following car models have recently undergone Euro NCAP crash tests The new large MPV Renault Espace is awarded 5 stars in the latest Euro NCAP safety test results. The Suzuki Vitara supermini also...

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The New Audi TT Peaks at Four Stars

25th February 2015

The new Audi TT has been awarded a four star overall safety rating by Euro NCAP.  The third generation TT went on sale in 2014, surprisingly without a safety rating for the European market. Following ...

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Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Cars of 2014

7th January 2015

Euro NCAP has identified the models tested in 2014 that have achieved the highest scores in their respective class. Of 2014’s five star cars, these are the vehicles that achieved the highest overall s...

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Porsche Premieres with 5 Star Macan, Dacia Logan Falls Behind

3rd December 2014

With safety ratings ranging from three to five stars, the cars assessed by Euro NCAP in its latest round of tests are targeted at widely different consumer groups and cover a broad range of vehicle ca...

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Euro NCAP Announces Andrew Miller as new Chairman of the Board

24th October 2014

Brussels - The members of Euro NCAP have elected Andrew Miller as new President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the next two years. Andrew Miller succeeds Professor Andre Seeck, who served ...

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Euro NCAP’s Spotlight Falls on Heavy Quadricycle

4th June 2014

Brussels, Euro NCAP has tested four heavy quadricycles in a special safety campaign. All vehicles have performed very poorly and some have shown serious risks of life threatening injuries. In recent y...

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Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Cars of 2013

9th January 2014

Each year, Euro NCAP identifies the models tested that have achieved the highest scores in their respective class. In 2013, a total of 33 cars were tested in 7 different categories. The top achievers ...

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Cars of the future need "Readable" roads now

27th November 2013

New cars today do more to protect life than vehicles just 10 years ago, and by 2025, half of the cars on the road in Europe will be capable of “reading” signs and markings. The need for good, consiste...

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On the Road with Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems

29th October 2013

Euro NCAP releases the first results of rear-end crash avoidance systems tested against the upcoming 2014 rating protocol. Eight vehicles have been compared with respect to their performance on the te...

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Euro NCAP to Publish First European Crash Avoidance Ratings

27th September 2013

Euro NCAP is currently testing a number of European cars equipped with crash avoidance technologies. The first results will be published on October 29th in anticipation of the inclusion of such system...

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China's Shining Star - Qoros Gets Maximum Safety Rating

25th September 2013

Euro NCAP is releasing today the results of the Qoros 3 Sedan and the new Kia Carens. The small MPV Kia Carens met all requirements to achieve the maximum five star rating. The Qoros 3 Sedan also reac...

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Euro NCAP Releases Latest Round of Crash Tests

4th September 2013

Euro NCAP publishes today the safety results for five cars. The superminis Opel/Vauxhall Adamand Mitsubishi Space Star/Mirage both scored four stars. The small family Toyota Corolla but also the large...

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Euro NCAP Releases Results for two New Cars and New Advanced Rewards

26th June 2013

Euro NCAP releases today the results for 2 new cars. The Citroën C4 Picasso and the Honda CR-V have both achieved the coveted 5 star overall rating. Furthermore, Euro NCAP is revealing two new Euro NC...

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Euro NCAP receives Global NCAP Consumer Champion Award

31st May 2013

The Global NCAP’s annual safety awards were handed out at the 23rd Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference in Seoul, South Korea on May 30. Euro NCAP received the Consumer Champion Award for its ...

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Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Cars of 2012

23rd January 2013

Euro NCAP is announcing the 2012 top choices for safety and the recommended vehicles in their class. In 2012, Euro NCAP published the results for 36 vehicles available on the European market.Eight fiv...

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Euro NCAP new results: Toyota Aygo and twins disappoint in safety tests

19th December 2012

The Toyota Aygo and its twins the Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107 have achieved 3 stars in Euro NCAP’s latest test series. All three cars have been recently facelifted from the previous models tested by Eu...

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Euro NCAP tests the safety of business and family vans

12th December 2012

Euro NCAP has crash tested some of Europe’s best-selling business and family vans using protocols that are more true-to-life than the current legal tests for these van-based vehicles. The safety organ...

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Dacia budgets on safety

28th November 2012

Euro NCAP releases the results of 15 cars and rewards several new advanced driver assistance technologies under its Advanced assessment scheme. The cars rated are: Dacia Lodgy; FIAT 500L; Ford Fiesta;...

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Euro NCAP spreads safety message to non-EU markets

31st October 2012

Euro NCAP is announcing the launch of its website in two new languages: Russian and Turkish. The Euro NCAP website now features content in nine languages including seven European languages: English, F...

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When innovation and a world first brings higher vehicle safety

29th August 2012

Six new models have recently undergone safety tests: the Audi A3, Ford B-MAX, Isuzu D-Max, Kia Cee’d, Renault Clio and Volvo V40. Euro NCAP reports how these vehicle measure up against the latest requ...

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Euro NCAP to drive availability of Autonomous Emergency Braking systems for safer cars in Europe

13th June 2012

Brussels, Euro NCAP today publishes the results of its survey on the availability of Autonomous Emergency Braking systems in Europe and reveals that the assessment programme will include AEB technolog...

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More car manufacturers getting in step with higher pedestrian safety standards

23rd May 2012

In the latest set of Euro NCAP results, the BMW 3 Series, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5 and Peugeot 208 have received Euro NCAP’s maximum five star rating. All four vehicles show that car makers are rising ...

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Jeep Compass disappoints, Honda Civic impresses

22nd February 2012

Euro NCAP starts 2012 with the release of two new vehicles. Interestingly, these results unmistakably highlight the step forwards made in the market place by some car manufacturers and the lack of pro...

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Euro NCAP Best in Class Cars of 2011

31st January 2012

A solid safety record has become absolutely essential and indispensable for car manufacturers on the European market. Thanks to ever evolving technology, an array of new safety features and sophistica...

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Chinese manufacturers investing in safety

23rd November 2011

Euro NCAP’s fifth and last launch of 2011 presents the results for fourteen new cars. Six models achieved four stars: two Chinese newcomers, Geely Emgrand EC7 and MG6, and the Fiat Panda, Jeep Grand C...

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Euro NCAP announces the results for twelve new vehicles including 5 stars for a pick up

26th October 2011

This month’s top scorers with five stars are the Audi Q3, BMW 1 series, Chevrolet Captiva, Fiat Freemont, Ford Ranger, Hyundai Veloster, Mercedes M-Class, Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Opel/Vauxhall Zafira ...

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More 5 stars but upcoming tougher requirements

24th August 2011

The latest set of Euro NCAP crash test results brings an additional reward and more 5 stars, but not everyone is ready for tougher requirements in 2012. This month’s top scorers with five star results...

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Signs and markings critical to leap in road safety

29th June 2011

Motor Industry and Highways Sector Must Unite to Save Lives, report claims. The two heavyweights in road and car safety, EuroRAP and Euro NCAP, have joined forces to call on the motor industry and the...

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Euro NCAP’s standard set for upcoming electric and range-extender cars

25th May 2011

Euro NCAP reveals the results of six new cars, including the first 5 star overall rating for a fully electric vehicle. Placed at the centre of attention of this quarterly release is the five-door mid-...

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Euro NCAP now testing plug-in electric vehicles

23rd February 2011

Euro NCAP today publishes the results of seven new vehicles, including its first test of a fully electric car, marking the start of a series of EV tests in 2011. Euro NCAP is announcing the outcome of...

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Euro NCAP’s best performing cars of 2010

27th January 2011

Euro NCAP is glad to announce the five best performing cars of 2010. To be selected as safest cars of their categories, these vehicles achieved a high overall score and attained the coveted five star ...

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Automobile Club d’Italia joins Euro NCAP

16th December 2010

Euro NCAP is glad to announce that Automobile Club d’Italia, better known as ACI, will formally become Euro NCAP’s twelfth member as of 1st January 2011. With 1.1 million members, ACI is the largest ...

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Euro NCAP publishing first Chinese vehicle rating

24th November 2010

Today, Euro NCAP releases the crash test results for fourteen cars, including the first Chinese-manufactured vehicle it has tested. Ten cars achieved Euro NCAP’s maximum award of five stars, three rec...

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Latin NCAP joining worldwide NCAP consumer testing for automotive safety

18th October 2010

Latin NCAP joining worldwide NCAP consumer testing for automotive safety.  The launch of Latin NCAP has taken place on 18th October 2010 simultaneously in Montevideo, Uruguay and São Paolo, Brazil. On...

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Euro NCAP reveals today’s best safety innovations

1st October 2010

Euro NCAP Advanced is a Euro NCAP initiative in response to the rapid development of new technologies available when buying cars for which there is no independent assessment. By rewarding advanced tec...

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Euro NCAP commences its focus on Plug-In vehicles and advanced safety technologies

25th August 2010

Today, Euro NCAP, the organisation dedicated to revealing the safety of new cars, releases the crash test results for four vehicles: the Honda CR-Z, the Suzuki Swift, the Citroen C4 and the Hyundai ix...

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2010 Euro NCAP to Reward Advanced Safety Technologies

13th July 2010

Today, at the eSafety Challenge Euro NCAP is announcing Euro NCAP Advanced, a reward system for new and emerging safety technologies.   Recent technological advancements have considerably broadened t...

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Euro NCAP to announce new initiative at the upcoming eSafety Challenge

30th June 2010

Before attending the eSafety Challenge in the UK next month, Euro NCAP presents an overview of its recent achievements and new objectives in car safety. Established in 1997, Euro NCAP provides consume...

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Euro NCAP elects professor Andre Seeck as new president

18th June 2010

The members of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) have selected Professor Andre Seeck, head of the division ‘Vehicle Technology’ with the German Federal Highway Research Institute (...

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Euro NCAP launches new multi-lingual website

2nd June 2010

Today, Euro NCAP is reaching out to a wider range of consumers by launching its website www.euroncap.com for the first time in two new languages: Dutch and French. Euro NCAP intends to release further...

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Safety information on the KIA Venga

3rd March 2010

Today, Euro NCAP is advising all customers of the 2010 Venga to contact their local Kia dealer without delay to ensure the fitment of a safety modification. During recent tests, the organisation ident...

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Fewer winners drive out in latest results

3rd March 2010

Today, Euro NCAP releases the crash test results for five new cars the Citroen Nemo, the Kia Venga, the Nissan Cube, the Seat Exeo and the Toyota Verso. In this latest set of results only one car, the...

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Euro NCAP's top five achievers of 2009

28th January 2010

For the first time, Euro NCAP can now release its top five safest cars of 2009, based on their maximum five star award and their overall score. Top of this list is the Volkswagen Golf VI that was firs...

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2009 Safety Defying Brand Expectation

25th November 2009

Euro NCAP, the organisation dedicated to revealing the safety of new cars, today releases the results for twelve vehicles. Ten of these vehicles achieved Euro NCAP’s maximum award of five stars in the...

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Euro NCAP awarded Prince Michael Road Safety Award

18th November 2009

2009 was an important year for Euro NCAP with the launch of its new Rating Scheme, and recognition came today as the organisation was awarded Prince Michael’s Special International Award for Innovatio...

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Safety comes clean

26th August 2009

Euro NCAP, the organisation that assesses the safety of new cars, today releases the results for eight new cars. Seven cars in this line-up received Euro NCAP’s maximum five star award, whilst one car...

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New smaller cars widen safety choice for consumers

27th May 2009

Euro NCAP, the organisation that assesses the safety of new cars, today releases the results for six new cars. Five out of the six cars received Euro NCAP’s maximum five star award. Euro NCAP is pleas...

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New Road Safety Performance Index

14th April 2009

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) published today its new Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) ranking, based on Euro NCAP crash test results. To find out more, click here For further inform...

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New rating to play starring role in improving car safety

18th February 2009

Euro NCAP, the organisation that assesses the safety of new cars, has introduced a new overall car safety rating. The rating system is a new approach to rating safety performance and will challenge ve...

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Euro NCAP wins top safety award

23rd January 2009

Euro NCAP believes that 2008 was a pivotal year in achieving its long-term ambition to encourage and improve the safety of cars on European roads. This was formally recognised last night as Euro NCAP ...

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Euro NCAP in 2008: Making safety your top priority

15th January 2009

2008 was an important year for Euro NCAP, a stepping stone in its vision to ensure the safest possible cars are available on the market and that safety remains key in the consumer’s buying decision. I...

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Euro NCAP's first rear impact (whiplash) test: 80% of seats tested need improvement

26th November 2008

Today, Euro NCAP releases the results for seats put through the organisation’s first ever round of rear impact testing. Euro NCAP carried out whiplash tests on the front seats of 25 passenger  cars cr...

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The last time best-selling cars score five stars

26th November 2008

Euro NCAP today releases the results for some of Europe’s best-selling cars. This is the last time that Euro NCAP will release results under its current rating system, before the organisation’s new ra...

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