Toyota Verso Gets Five Stars Euro NCAP Rating
The Verso achieved good scores in all areas (89% Adult Occupant Protection, 75% Child Occupant protection, 69 Pedestrian Protection and 86% Safety Assist).
The Nemo Multispace performed the worse of the batch tested these days, qualifying for only three stars. The Nemo offers 59% protection for adults, 74% for children, 55% for pedestrians and it scored only 29% when it comes to safety assist.
The Seat Exeo achieved a four star rating due to the poor results in pedestrian protection (50 %) and safety assist (57%). According to Euro NCAP, "stiff structures in the dashboard presented an elevated risk of injury to knees and femurs, which the fitted knee airbag was unable to mitigate."
The Nissan Cube failed when it came to child occupant protection during the frontal impact test and was only awarded a four star rating.
The Kia Venga also got four stars, largely because the driver seat belt was partially cut by the lower seat rail, "a serious flaw that potentially can undermine proper restraint of both frontal occupants."
“Any reduction of the performance of the seat belt not only poses a serious risk to the driver and passenger, but also compromises the validity of the Euro NCAP rating awarded to the car. Customers must ensure that the modification is fitted, so that the four star rating applies,” Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP said in a release.