Euro NCAP Crashes Porsche Taycan and Skoda Octavia

The European New Car Assessment Programme (EURO NCAP) published crash test results for 12 new car models, most of which managed to score five safety stars.

One of the main premieres of the year and the first Porsche electric car for the first time got into the Euro NCAP tests and immediately received the maximum number of points. The high rating of the Taycan was influenced by the reliable protection of the driver and passengers (85%), although the front passenger is likely to get a chest injury, and passengers in the back are at risk of injuring their neck. The Porsche protects scored 83% and 70% in children and pedestrian protection respectively. The efficiency of electronic security systems was evaluated by the Euro NCAP experts at 73%.

The Tesla Model X was another electric car among the safest cars in the new rating. The experts only noted the probability of a front passenger having a chest injury in a head-on collision with deformable obstacles and the same risk for a driver in a head-on collision with 100% overlap.

The new Skoda Octavia also managed to get into the rating. The car achieved a score of 92% in adult passenger protection, 88% in children protection, and 73% in pedestrian protection. The Euro NCAP experts rated the work efficiency of electronic safety systems at 79%, having noted only the low efficiency of active cruise control. However, this did not prevent the Octavia from gaining five stars. The updated CUV Audi Q7 and Subaru Forester also received the highest ratings from the Euro NCAP experts.

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