The latest four cars to be tested by Euro NCAP have all been awarded maximum five star ratings.
The line-up includes the Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Peugeot 2008 and Suzuki SX4.
The Mercedes CLA scored 91 per cent for adult occupancy, 75 per cent for child safety, 74 per cent for pedestrians and 81 per cent for safety assist. All no doubt thanks to the huge amount of safety systems on offer, such as Attention Assist, which warns the driver when they’re nodding off.
Peugeot’s 2008 also scored an impressive result throughout – achieving 88 per cent for adult occupants, 77 per cent for child occupants, 72 per cent for pedestrians and 70 per cent for safety assist.
Suzuki’s new crossover the SX4 did particularly well all round – scoring 92 per cent in the adult occupant test, 80 per cent for child occupants, 72 per cent for pedestrians and 81 per cent for safety assist.
And the Jeep? Well, that’s not yet on sale here in the UK, but the five-star score means it’s promising. Although let down slightly by its 67 per cent pedestrian result, the vehicle’s occupants were well protected, with a 92 per cent adult occupant rating.
Meanwhile it scored 79 per cent for child occupants and 74 per cent for safety assist (which rewards safety-boosting technology such as seat belt reminders, electronic stability control and speed assistance systems).
The next batch of Euro NCAP results are due soon, on October 29. They will include crash avoidance test results. These will assess how well cars fitted with crash avoidance technology help drivers avoid or mitigate a crash.