Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter Get Car Enthusiast RSS feed Car Enthusiast on Facebook
  Saturday 30th April 2016
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page

 


Safest cars of 2011 revealed. Image by Euro NCAP.

Safest cars of 2011 revealed
Euro NCAP top performers announced from 2011 results.
<< earlier article     later article >>

photographs



News homepage

Having crash tested 53 new cars last year Euro NCAP has released details of top performing models in each category. The 'winners' all achieved five-star ratings and showed good scores in each of Euro NCAP's four areas of assessment.

The top scorers in each category were:
Small off-road 4x4 category: Audi Q3
Supermini category: Chevrolet Aveo
Small family category: Ford Focus
Small MPV category: Mercedes-Benz B-Class
Large family category: Volvo V60

The Ford Ranger and Nissan LEAF were also singled out for commendation; the Ranger for being the safest pickup tested by the organisation and for scoring highly in all areas, most notably in pedestrian protection. The LEAF, the first electric car to achieve a five-star rating, was exposed to the same kind of testing as a petrol-powered car and placed itself amongst the safest small family cars.

Euro NCAP rewarded several manufacturers for their advanced safety features that go above and beyond the current rating scheme. The Ford Focus with its Active City Stop, Driver Alert and Lane Keeping Aid was commended alongside the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and Volvo V60 for their respective Collision Prevention Assist and City Safety systems.

"With Euro NCAP Advanced, we have already recognized a number of technologies offering safety benefits to consumers," said Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General "The safety case for Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems (AEB) is very strong and we are therefore strongly encouraging manufacturers to increase the availability of such systems on new cars. We are well underway to add the assessment of these systems to the overall rating and to make these systems a requirement for five stars in the future."

Of all the cars tested eleven scored four stars with the Dacia Duster being the poorest performer in 2011 with only a three-star score.

Paul Healy - 1 Feb 2012








    - images

Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.Euro NCAP publish latest results - November 2011. Image by Euro NCAP.







Audi targets Porsche with scorching TT RS. Image by Audi.
New 400hp TT RS
Audi's latest TT RS does 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, can run on to 174mph.
latest news

Porsche 718 Cayman moves to four-pot power. Image by Porsche.
New 718 Cayman
New Porsche 718 Cayman costs from 39,878 - cheaper than equivalent Boxster.
New Touareg concept stars in Beijing. Image by Volkswagen.
Touareg preview
T-Prime GTE concept appears alongside long wheelbase Passat and Budd-e concept in Beijing.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston
 Aston Martin
 Atalanta
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autofarm
 Autosport
 Avatar
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bowler
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 DS
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Evisol
 Exagon
 FAB Design

 
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Google
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes-AMG
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercedes-Maybach
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 Michelin
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Mopar
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan

 
 NLV
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 SCG
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Thunder Power
 Tojeiro
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zarooq
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
news by brand






External links:   | Irish Car Market News | Simple and straightforward car insurance quotes with ASDA |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Insurance | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Get the Car Enthusiast iPhone App | Copyright 1999-2016 ©