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Polestar 2 and Cupra Formentor score top marks in latest safety ratings

Polestar 2 and Cupra Formentor score top marks in latest safety ratings

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Euro NCAP has dished out its first set of ratings for 2021, awarding top marks to a pair of new cars.

Five Star Safety Ratings for New Cars

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Euro NCAP has dished out its first set of ratings for 2021, awarding top marks to a pair of new cars. 

Both the CUPRA Formentor and Polestar 2 were awarded a full five stars, with both exceeding expectations when it came to adult and child occupant protection. 

Each year, Euro NCAP puts many of the year’s top cars through rigorous crash tests, relaying key aspects of how a vehicle responds to an impact to consumers via easy-to-read guides and stars. 

Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP, said: “We are now a year on from when Covid became a global pandemic and the car industry has had a torrid 12 months.

Sales are down and carmakers are having to find ways to cut costs and maximise profits. Euro NCAP is here to ensure that safety is not compromised, and it is rewarding that these two brands should place it high on their agendas. By now, safety is central to manufacturers’ strategies and they know that it is an area where consumers will not accept a drop in standards.

CUPRA has recently broken away from the wider SEAT brand to become a separate car maker, with the Formentor arriving as the first car that it has been able to design from the ground-up. The Formentor scored well across the board in these recent crash tests, returning a score of 93 per cent for adult occupant safety, 88 per cent for child occupants, 68 per cent for vulnerable road users and 80 per cent for its safety assist technology. 

Explained: Euro NCAP Crash Testing