Five stars awarded in latest crash tests

The 2013 Honda's CR-V scored the maximum five star rating in the Euro NCAP assessment
Two family favourites have been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP, the internationally-recognised body responsible for assessing crash safety.

Two family favourites have been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP, the internationally-recognised body responsible for assessing crash safety.

The rating scheme focuses on the vehicle’s overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score. The system considers occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids.

The Honda CR-V and the Citroën C4 Picasso have both achieved the coveted five-star overall rating.

Furthermore, Euro NCAP is revealing two new Euro NCAP Advanced rewards for further Autonomous Emergency Braking systems. The Mitsubishi Forward Collision Mitigation, available on the Mitsubishi Outlander tested in 2012, is a system aimed at alerting the driver to an imminent threat of rear end collision both at low and higher speed.

With the City Brake Control available as an option on the Fiat Panda and 500L, Fiat is providing the driver with a technology helping to avoid low-speed crashes, by optimizing the braking autonomously if needed.