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Latest car safety articles

Volkswagen tops the crash-test ‘Oscars’

Volkswagen has won a major accolade for safety, taking half of the best-in-class awards made by crash-test specialist Euro NCAP.

Zero-star Fiat shows the progress of safety standards

This week's shock result of the Fiat Punto being given a zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating highlights how much safer new cars have become in recent years.

First zero-star car sparks crash-test fears

A mass end-of-year set of crash tests have sparked concerns at safety body Euro NCAP, with many low scores topped by the first-ever no-star result.

Crash test cars earn five-star ratings

Top five-star ratings have proven the norm in the latest series of crash tests of new models staged by safety body Euro NCAP.

Outstanding results in latest safety tests

Eight new cars have been crash tested by independent safety testers Euro NCAP, with all eight vehicles scoring a maximum five-star rating.

Range Rover Velar earns crash test praise

The Range Rover Velar has shone in the latest set of crash tests performed by safety body Euro NCAP.

Ten safest used family cars 2017

For the second year, Co-op Insurance, in conjunction with Thatcham Research and road safety charity Brake, have recognised the safest used family cars.

Autonomous Emergency Braking ‘a must’, say experts

Buying a new car? Insist it has Autonomous Emergency Braking and you could help save hundreds of lives, say road safety and motor industry bodies.

SEAT Ibiza leads a field of five-star Euro NCAP ratings

It was good news for SEAT as its Ibiza supermini was awarded a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating in the latest round of testing.

The safest used first cars for 2017

The safest used first cars have been announced this morning, as part of a targeted campaign that aims to reduce the accident rate for new drivers.

Skoda, MINI and Nissan receive five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Five stars for the Skoda Kodiaq, MINI Countryman and Nissan Micra in the latest Euro NCAP crash tests. Disappointment from the new Suzuki Swift, however.

Crash test issues for Fiat and Ford

FIAT and Ford have slipped behind rivals in the latest round of Euro NCAP safety tests, scoring only three of five-stars in crash tests.

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