In the last Euro NCAP tests have all 10 cars been through the hard sikkerhedsprøvelser. From the new year strengthened the requirements for security in new cars again. Since Euro NCAP last raised the bar in 2018, a total of 83 cars have been tested, of which 62 have scored the maximum five stars.
But even though the car manufacturers have generally managed to live up to the stricter requirements, fall individual models through. This is also true in the last test, where the VW group's popular triplets, VW Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii, have been retested.
It writes the FDM in a press release.
the Cars got in 2011 the maximum five Euro NCAP stars, but the drawers in 2019, with three faint stars. Most worrying is the fact that the German automobile giant has chosen to save the automatic emergency brake away.
- VW Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii has for many years been some of the most sold cars in Denmark. Therefore, the test result is also disappointing, and reveals that the VW group clearly has neglected to update the security. That the car's emergency brake is cancelled, is in itself a scandal, says Søren W. Rasmussen, FDM's representative in the Euro NCAP.
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the Models have the standard got vognbaneassistent and speed limiter fitted, but it changes according to the FDM not that security overall is below the level you should be able to expect.
- Three Euro NCAP stars is directly embarrassing for the VW group, it should rethink its strategy, and upgrade security as soon as possible. The three stars does not mean that FDM directly discourage them. But conversely, it is also not cars, we would recommend. In addition, this means the result that the cars lose their sikkerhedsfradrag at 6800 dollars, says Søren W. Rasmussen.
At Volkswagen Denmark share the not FDM's perception of the triplets safety.
- Seat Mii/Skoda Citigo/Volkswagen up! was retested in the year by Euro NCAP and achieved 3 stars, as we had hoped. It has good passenger protection and have got Lane Assist, six airbags and seat-belt reminders on the rear seats, which overall makes it one of the safest cars in its class, informs Thomas Hjortshøj, press officer at VW, on behalf of VW, Skoda and Seat for Extra Magazine.
- It is a fact that the requirements in Euro NCAP's tests has been significantly strengthened in recent years, and therefore three stars are still considered to be a good result for a car in this segment. From the importer side, we strive always, to the car models, we offer, is equipped with it from the factory the highest possible level of safety equipment, informs he.
Euro NCAP test, however, shows that VW can build safe cars, for the new 8. generation of the VW Golf has also been through the rigors, and it runs five secure Euro NCAP-stars in the house, despite the fact that a back door fell of the model during a test.
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- Just as poor security in the triplets are, equally compelling is the one in the new VW Golf. Kollisionssikkerheden is excellent, and the same is the safety systems which are all standard. Such as it should be in the new cars, says Søren W. Rasmussen.
Also the new mini-SUV Ford Cougar distinguishes itself with the maximum five stars, while the new chinese electric car Aiways U5 only performing for three Euro NCAP stars.
- Aiways is in many ways an exciting car, in which both the price and the characteristics bode well. Security is, however, not yet completely good. All the new safety systems are admittedly standard, but the dump truck, because bl.a. the air bag did not work as it should, says Søren W. Rasmussen.
The tested cars
Aiways U5: 3 Euro NCAP stars
the Audi Q8: 5 Euro NCAP stars
Ford Cougar: 5 Euro NCAP stars
MG HS: 5 Euro NCAP stars
MG ZS EV: 5 Euro NCAP stars
Nissan Juke: 5 Euro NCAP stars
Seat Mii: 3 Euro NCAP stars
the Skoda Citigo: 3 Euro NCAP stars
the VW Golf: 5 Euro NCAP stars
the VW Up: 3 Euro NCAP stars
Source: FDM/Euro NCAP