Global Automakers shares NHTSA's commitment to advancing vehicle safety, and believes NCAP
is an important tool for increasing consumer awareness of vehicle crash prevention and protection technology.
The new Mini Clubman scored four stars and the BMW Z4 scored three, with Euro NCAP
citing the lack of crash avoidance technologies resulting in a lower score.
Prior to the Q30, Infiniti received a five star rating from Euro NCAP
for the Q50 Sports Sedan.
has recognised the Renault Duster with a four-star rating in its latest New Car Assessment Program crash test results IB Times has reported.
For the past 18 years, Euro NCAP
have been looking at the safety features and performance of both cars and commercial vehicles by using a ve-star rating system that inspects all aspects of vehicle safety.
is an independent charity registered in the United Kingdom.
This latest achievement adds to Nissan's hat-trick of Euro NCAP
accolades for last year, following a full set of five stars given to both the new X-Trail and the Pulsar models.
Back in November, the new koda model achieved the highest score in its segment and it has now become the only one of 14 small cars to get five stars in the Euro NCAP
(European New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests of last year.
These risks would be significantly reduced if the cars had to comply with the UN test regulation for frontal and side impact," Global NCAP
said in a statement on Monday.
chairman Max Mosley said: "India is now a major global market and production centre for small cars, so it's worrying to see levels of safety that are 20 years behind the fivestar standards now common in Europe and North America.
According to figures by Global NCAP
, the combined sales of the five cars account for nearly 20 percent of all the latest cars sold in the country last year.
, an independent charity based in UK that conducts consumer orientated vehicle safety initiatives said that the five popular small cars in the domestic market namely Maruti Alto 800, Tata Nano, Ford Figo, Hyundai i10 and Volkswagen Polo have botched terribly, receiving a zero on a scale of 1-5.