2015 Honda Jazz awarded Euro NCAP five-star rating

New Generation Audi A4, Honda HR-V and 2015 Honda Jazz awarded Euro NCAP five-star rating after passing through a series of stringent crash tests.

Euro NCAP(European New Car Assessment Programme) was established in 1997 for encouraging significant safety improvements into new car designs. The five-star safety rating system helps consumers aware and identify the safest vehicle choice based on their needs.

The new generation Audi A4 has been awarded with a maximum 5-star safety rating for adult, child and pedestrian protection by the Euro NCAP after conducting a series of tests that every vehicle in Europe goes through.

The entry level premium sedan received “Euro NCAP advanced” special award for its standard multi-collision brake assist system and Audi pre-sense system. The former works in a way that brakes are applied to prevent or mitigate a subsequent impact when a vehicle has been involved in a collision.

Audi A4 5 Star NCAP

The Audi A4 2.0 TDI S Tronic Sedan was the tested car in which seat belts are tightened, windows and sunroof are closed automatically prior to the crash courtesy of Audi pre-sense system. This standard feature basically warns the driver and applies emergency braking at speeds of up to 52.8 mph (85 km/h) in unavoidable accident situations.

The Audi A4 scored 90% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child protection, 75% for pedestrian safety and 75% for safety assistance categories.

Its main rivals from Mercedes-Benz and BMW: the C-Class and 3-Series respectively have also received five-star safety ratings from Euro NCAP whilst Jaguar’s XE is yet to be tested.

2015 Honda HR-V five-star rating

Another two models awarded the full marks from the stringent Euro NCAP tests have been Honda HR-V and Honda Jazz. The Honda HR-V crossover scored 86% in adult occupant, 72% in pedestrian, 79% in child occupant and 71% in safety assist categories.

Meanwhile, the Honda Jazz hatchback performed even better with figures of 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant, 73% for pedestrian safety and 71% for safety assist.

The Jazz is only the second supermini to have been awarded a full five-star rating in 2015 according to the testing organisation.

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