O Ευρωπαϊκός οργανισμός αξιολόγησης νέων αυτοκινήτων, Euro NCAP, ανακοίνωσε σήμερα τα ασφαλέστερα αυτοκίνητα ανά κατηγορία καθώς και τα δύο λιγότερο ασφαλή, που δοκίμασε μέσα στο 2010. Λόγω των αυστηρότερων κριτηρίων αξιολόγησης, ο οργανισμός είδε μείωση 25% στα αυτοκίνητα που πήρανε 5 αστέρια. Σε 29 δοκιμές, μόνο το 65% αυτών, κατάφεραν να εντυπωσιάσουν τους μηχανικούς του οργανισμού παίρνοντας 5 αστέρια, ποσοστό μειωμένο κατά 25% σε σχέση με τα αποτελέσματα του 2009, όπου το 90% των αυτοκινήτων που δοκιμάστηκαν είχαν αποσπάσει την ανώτατη βαθμολογία.

Τα πέντε καλύτερα αυτοκίνητα ανά κατηγορία είναι τα :

Τα αυτοκίνητα με την χειρότερη απόδοση ήταν το Citroen Nemo που απέσπασε 3 αστέρια, και το Κινέζινο SUV Landwind CV9, που απέσπασε μόλις 2 αστέρια!

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Euro NCAP’s best performing cars of 2010

Euro NCAP is glad to announce the five best performing cars of 2010. To be selected as safest cars of their categories, these vehicles achieved a high overall score and attained the coveted five star rating.

Last year, Euro NCAP crash tested twenty nine vehicles, 65% of which reached the five star rating, compared to 90% in 2009. This decrease of 25% clearly shows that Euro NCAP’s criteria to reach a five stars are now tougher. While Euro NCAP’s poorest results of 2010 were achieved by the Citroen Nemo with three stars and by the Landwind CV9 which received only two stars, the top achievers by category are:

To be top achiever means that the car accomplished a high combined score based on the scores in each of the individual four areas of Euro NCAP’s assessment, while notably exceeding the minimal thresholds for a 5 star overall rating. In addition to the top five achievers, the Suzuki Swift, Kia Venga, BMW X1, VW Sharan/Seat Alhambra, Citroen C4 all exceeded the 80% mark in overall score putting them on the list of best performing cars of 2010.

Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General says “Every year, car manufacturers constantly work to innovate and make their cars better and safer for the driver, whatever the size of the vehicle. The presence in these categories of high performing 5 star cars demonstrates car manufacturers’ commitment to safety for all sizes of vehicles.”

Euro NCAP is now performing Electronic Stability Control tests as part of the overall assessment. Since 2009, Euro NCAP requires ESC systems to be fitted as standard and will from now on be measuring its performance when testing the vehicles. ESC is meant to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes in which the driver loses directional control of the vehicle, including those resulting in vehicle rollover.

The full list of cars tested in 2010