EURONCAPEuropean New Car Assessment Programme
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Today, a series of NCAPs worldwide relate to national markets, such as Japan, China and Korea, or to regional markets, such as Europe - the widely referenced EuroNCAP - Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Southeast Asia, with others in development.
However, EuroNCAP says the fire is a rare occurance and has not been seen before in any other tests or in Lancia cars on the road.
The most recent demands in 2015 from EuroNCAP to reach a five star rating are a rigid full-width frontal crash test and the requirement for Autonomous Emergency Braking.
Man buys Audi R8 because it has a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating.
MUSCAT: The leading European safety organisation, EuroNCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) has paid the highest tributes to two new Kia vehicles.
The sports utility vehicle (SUV), which is expected to be launched within couple of months will comply with EuroNCAP safety crash norms.
The Fiat 500, which features best in class safety features including 7 airbags, and delivers leading fuel economy and emission standards, has won 40 international awards and has received the prestigious EuroNCAP 5 star safety rating, taking top spot in its segment.
Factfile: Model: Renault Clio RL 3 door Engine: 1.2-litre petrol Power: 58bhp Extras: Catalytic converter, 14in wheel trim, two-star EURONCAP, four-speed gearbox Price: pounds 7450 On Sale: 1990s
And there was function as well as form, with the new model becoming the first car in its class to gain a five-star rating in EuroNCAP crash safety tests.
Safety is still key and the new car follows in the footsteps of its predecessor with a joint record score of 37 out of 37 in the EuroNCAP rankings to comfortably maintain a five star rating.
The Toyota Prius was in the top three safest cars tested by EuroNCAP (the European new-car assessment crash-test programme) last year.