New Range Rover Receives 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating

Euro NCAP recently released a new batch of crash tests and one of the models with the most anticipated results is the new Range Rover. The SUV received five stars, with a 91 percent rating for adult occupant protection, 84 percent for child occupant protection, 63 percent for pedestrian protection and 86 percent for the safety assist.
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During the frontal impact, dummy readings showed good protection for all areas of both occupants. The same goes for the side impact , where maximum points were awarded for all body areas of the driver and passenger.

However, the more severe side pole test revealed that while all the other areas were offered a good areas, the Range Rover only offers marginal protection of the chest. The same marginal level of protection was offered by the seat and restraint against whiplash injuries that can occur in the event of a rear-end crash.

The SUV showed that it provides maximum protection for child occupants, regardless of the age group or type of impact tested. On the other hand, the inconsistent labeling may confuse the driver when it comes to the status of the front passenger airbag status, so the system didn’t receive any points.

When it came to pedestrians, the bumper was awarded maximum points for leg protection, but the front edge of the bonnet didn’t score any points due to the fact that it offers poor protection in all areas. In those areas that can be struck by the head of an adult or child, the bonnet offered predominantly good protection.

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