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Large vans in the crash test: only the new Ford Transit is convincing

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Large vans in the EuroNCAP crash test
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They are popular with large families because they offer plenty of space and up to nine seats at an affordable price. With some large-capacity van models, however, crash safety is not far off, as the current crash test session from EuroNCAP shows. The identical brothers Fiat Scudo, Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy, the Renault Trafic, which is also sold as Opel Vivaro and Nissan Primastar, the H yundai H-1 and the brand new Ford Transit Custom.

Ford Transit Custom with current safety standards

The fact that the Ford Transit Custom is the latest in the sextet is also clearly reflected in the EuroNCAP crash test results. He is the only candidate to achieve a five-star rating and thus a contemporary result. The occupant protection is good, only in the knee and thigh area penetrating components can cause injuries. When it comes to safety equipment, the Cologne-based man also plays to his youth and gets a 71 percent rating - far more than the competition.

The elderly Renault Trafic only managed to get two stars. No airbag is installed on the passenger side as standard, and no pole crash was carried out due to the lack of side head airbags. So no points could be collected here either. In the event of a rear impact, the risk of injury was rated as high. Missing standard ESP costs additional points for safety equipment.

Insufficient safety equipment on many models

The Hyundai H- 1 left the EuroNCAP crash test with a three-star rating. In a frontal crash, penetrating components can lead to an increased risk of injury. Missing head airbags led to the pole crash being skipped. In the event of a rear-end collision, the risk of injury is high. The Koreans wears ESP as standard, but you will look in vain for buckling up reminders, which led to a deduction of points for the safety equipment.

The identical trio of Fiat Scudo, Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert also received three stars in the EuroNCAP crash test was crashed with two individual seats in the first row. However, the testers also consider the passenger airbag to be sufficient when the two-seater bench is installed for the passengers. TheOccupant protection is good, a pole crash was also omitted here due to the lack of head airbags. In terms of safety equipment, the lack of ESP as standard equipment and the lack of seat belt reminders in the front passenger seats resulted in points being deducted.

Some manufacturers have already reacted to the crash test results. Fiat wants to equip the Scudo with a passenger airbag and a speed limiter as standard in more markets. The PSA group wants to follow the Italian offensive and also upgrade Jumpy and Expert.

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