Euro NCAP announces latest scoresAlfa Giulietta, BMW 5-Series and Mazda CX-7 tested

02 June 2010

BMW 5-Series

BMW's latest 5 Series scored an excellent set of results and a five-star rating

Car safety body Euro NCAP has announced the results of its latest round of testing.

The models put through its crash tests were the new BMW 5 Series, Alfa Romeo's new Giulietta hatchback, and the Mazda CX-7 SUV.

Euro NCAP latest scores

The BMW and the Alfa Romeo were both awarded five-star ratings, while the Mazda earned four stars.

The 5 Series achieved an excellent set of all-round results, with scores of 95%, 83% and 78% in adult, child and pedestrian safety respectively.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Alfa Romeo's new Giulietta hatchback was also awarded the top safety rating

The car has an active bonnet, which lifts up to help absorb the impact if it hits a pedestrian.

On top of that, the 5 Series also scored 100% for safety assist as it has electronic stability control fitted as standard, seatbelt reminders in the front and rear, and a driver-set speed limitation device.

Alfa Giulietta and BMW 5 Series get five stars

Car safety testers at Euro NCAP said that the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta's reactive seat and head restraint worked well to offer good protection.

The VW Golf rival gained scores of 97%, 85%, 63% and 85% in adult, child, pedestrian safety and safety assist respectively.

Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7 got four stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests

The main factors in the Mazda CX -7 missing out on a five-star score were that it scored only 43% on pedestrian protection and offered poor protection against whiplash.

In the other categories it scored 76% for adult occupant protection, 79% for child occupant protection and 71% for safety assist.

You can view all of Euro NCAP's test results on its official website.




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