A solid safety record has become absolutely essential and indispensable for car manufacturers on the European market. Thanks to ever evolving technology, an array of new safety features and sophisticated systems are
available to car buyers today. Euro NCAP’s ratings reflect the progress
made, highlighting cars designed to exceed consumer expectations on
safety and those that fall short. After an intense year, it is time for Euro NCAP to announce which cars are the best in class for 2011.
Last year, Euro NCAP published the results for 53 new car models available
on the European market, among which were the first commercially available
Electric Vehicles. Eleven cars achieved four stars whilst Euro NCAP’s poorest
result was achieved by Dacia Duster with three stars. To be selected the
safest cars of their categories, the following vehicles achieved a five star
rating and showed good scores in each of Euro NCAP’s four areas of
assessment. The top achievers per category are:
- Audi Q3: 2011 best in class small off-road 4×4 .
- Chevrolet Aveo: 2011 top achiever in the supermini category.
- Ford Focus: 2011 small family car
- Mercedes B200 cdi: 2011 small mpv
- Volvo V60: large family car
source Best in Class Cars 2011 | Euro NCAP - For safer cars crash test safety rating