2012's safest cars per category

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IOL mot jan29 ncap volvo . The new Volvo V40 is the top scorer of all time in its segment.

Euro NCAP had a busy year in 2012, the independent crash testing authority having assessed no less than 36 vehicles during the year.

After having tallied up all the results, Euro NCAP has announced the class winners of eight categories, spanning the continuum between small hatchbacks and large SUVs.

The winners performed admirably in each of the four individual assessing criteria, namely adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist systems. Naturally, each vehicle achieved an overall rating of five stars.


Renault Clio

Adult occupant: 88%

Child occupant: 89%

Pedestrian: 66%

Safety assist: 99%


Volvo V40

Adult occupant: 98%

Child occupant: 75%

Pedestrian: 88%

Safety assist: 100%


BMW 3 Series

Adult occupant: 95%

Child occupant: 84%

Pedestrian: 78%

Safety assist: 86%


Ford B-Max

Adult occupant: 92%

Child occupant: 84%

Pedestrian: 67%

Safety assist: 71%


Fiat 500L

Adult occupant: 94%

Child occupant: 78%

Pedestrian: 65%

Safety assist: 71%


Ford Kuga

Adult occupant: 94%

Child occupant: 86%

Pedestrian: 70%

Safety assist: 100%


Hyundai Santa Fe

Adult occupant: 96%

Child occupant: 89%

Pedestrian: 71%

Safety assist: 86%


Ford Transit Custom

Adult occupant: 84%

Child occupant: 90%

Pedestrian: 48%

Safety assist: 71%

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