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EuroNCAP crash test with Mercedes GLC, BMW X1, Opel Astra

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With the GLC, Mercedes has launched the successor to the GLK. In the crash test, the SUV was able to get 5 stars. It did not show any real weaknesses in any criterion and was even able to convince in a pedestrian crash, which is quite demanding for an SUV. J aguar can be found with two models in the crash lineup - XE and XF. Both models are built on an aluminum body and both get 5 stars. There was criticism for the XF for doors jumping out of the locks in a side crash and a slightly increased risk of injury in the cervical vertebra area for the rear passengers in the event of a rear impact.

At the XE The slightly increased stresses on the driver's chest area during a frontal crash as well as the risk of injury in the cervical vertebra area for the rear passengers in the event of a rear impact were criticized. In addition, both Jaguar models have a too hard lower windshield edge and A-pillars.

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The Jaguar XE got 5 stars.

BMW Z4 with good occupant protection, but only 3 stars

BMW was also represented with two models. In addition to the brand new X1, the refreshed, but essentially old BMW Z4 also had to prove itself. The testers gave the X1 5 stars. The slightly increased stress levels for the driver in a frontal impact and the risk of injury in the cervical vertebra area for the rear passengers in a rear impact were criticized. There was also criticism for the too hard bonnet edge and the unyielding A-pillars in the pedestrian crash. The BMW Z4 was only awarded 3 stars. The showedTwo-seater no weaknesses in occupant protection. There were deductions for a passenger airbag status that was not clearly marked as well as for inadequate safety equipment according to today's standard.

Infiniti sent the new Q30 into the race. The Japanese A-class brother got 5 stars, but had to take some criticism. In the event of a rear impact, the risk of cervical vertebrae injury is not optimal in all seats, although the risk for rear passengers is greater. In a side pole crash, the Japanese showed increased stress levels in the area of ​​the upper body. In a pedestrian crash, there was criticism for the hard lower edge of the windshield.

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The Q30 from Infiniti also got 5 stars.

5 stars for Lexus, Renault, Opel and Kia

Kia was also represented in the current crash session with two models - Optima and Sportage, both one 5-star rating. In the case of the Optima, the testers criticized the insufficient protection for the cervical vertebra area in the event of a rear impact on all seats, as well as the hard areas of the bonnet edge and the A-pillars. In the Sportage, only the slightly increased risk of injury in the cervical vertebra area in the event of a rear impact for the rear passengers was criticized. When it comes to pedestrian protection, the Sportage shares the points of criticism with its brand brother Optima.

The Lexus RX, which competed as a hybrid version in the crash, also got 5 stars. The testers expressed criticism for the slightly increased risk of injury to the driver's legs in an offset crash and the significantly increased stress on the rear passengers in a frontal crash. In contrast, the Lexus RX scored well in terms of pedestrian protection.

The Opel Astra also secured a 5-star rating. He impressed with occupant protection. In the event of a side impact, however, the rear door came loose from the lock. Opel is investigating the incident. Like many competitors, the Opel has A-pillars that are too tough for the requirements of the EuroNCAP crash test.

The Renault models Mégane and Talisman . Both got 5 stars. The Mégane acted inconspicuously in all criteria, only the too hard A-pillars in a pedestrian crash met with criticism. With the new talisman, the testers criticized the increased load values ​​in the upper body area in side crashes and the too hard A-pillars in pedestrian crashes.

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There were also 5 stars for the two Renault - Talisman and Mégane.

Lancia Ypsilon only gets 2 stars

The 4-star faction is made up of the Mini Clubman and the Nissan Navara. With the Mini Clubman there was criticism for the slightly increased stress values ​​in the chest area for the driver and rear passengers in a frontal crash. There were also deductions for child safety in the passenger seat. The too hard A-pillars were criticized for pedestrian protection.

There was more criticism of the Navara, which competed as a double cabin. In the case of a frontal impact, there were increased stress levels in the driver's chest area and particularly high levels among the rear passengers. The testers also identified a high risk of cervical vertebrae injuries for rear passengers in the event of a rear impact. The Navara delivered a convincing result in terms of pedestrian protection.

The new Lancia Ypsilon, which only achieved a 2-star rating, was slapped in the face. If the little Italian was able to master the offset crash properly, he was punished with zero points in the frontal crash - the risk of injury for all occupants was too high. In addition, the Ypsilon caught fire in the engine compartment after the crash. Brake fluid ignited due to a short circuit in the battery. Lancia is investigating the incident. There was also criticism for the inadequate labeling of the passenger airbag status and for the bonnet that was too hard - and the lower edge of the windshield.

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