Safety tests round off 2016

Euro NCAP has published its last round of safety ratings for 2016 focusing on the Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq, Ford Edge, Suzuki Ignis and the SsangYong Tivoli.

All vehicles underwent Euro NCAP’s rigorous safety testing and, of the five cars, two were tested under the dual rating system. The dual rating also applies to the Tivoli’s partner model, the SsangYong XLV.

The Ford Edge, Audi Q2, and Hyundai Ioniq all received the maximum five stars for safety with standard equipment. The SsangYong Tivoli (and partner model XLV) received a base rating of three stars with standard equipment only, and four stars when tested with the optional safety pack. The Suzuki Ignis got a three star rating when tested with standard safety equipment, but managed a maximum score of five stars when tested with a safety pack.

Euro NCAP secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen, said, ‘It is good to see the dual rating scheme being used as it encourages vehicle manufacturers to develop advanced technologies for their vehicles, even if pricing of the product does not allow it to be standard across the range.’