February 26, 2011

February 2011 EuroNCAP Result!

EuroNCAP had once again released a new batch of car crash worthiness result. For the first time ever, EuroNCAP crash tested a fully electric powered vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The i-MiEV shares its rating, which is 4 stars, with its twin models, the Citro├źn C-Zero and Peugeot iOn, where EuroNCAP believes three of them has the same safety rating due to their same design and safety equipment.

Hyundai ix20, which shares the same platform with the 5 stars crash rated Kia Venga, also grabbed the same 5 stars rating in this round. Hyundai has been improving in every sector, especially in quality and safety. Being small sized is not a problem in being safe by Hyundai.

The funky Nissan Jukebox also got 5 stars!

The 'participant' that scored the lowest in this round of crash test was the Dacia Duster, which achieved 3 stars out of 5. Big cars doesn't always means that they are safe. If they are not designed properly, they will still perform in crash like cars in the 90's.

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