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25 February 2015
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
The new Audi TT has been awarded a four-star safety rating, and both the Renault Traffic and Vauxhall Vivaro have been awarded three stars in the latest Euro NCAP tests.
The third generation TT went on sale in 2014 without a safety rating for the European market, which the testing body said caused controversy in the UK.
"Audi has to be invited by Euro NCAP to have the car tested and we couldn't just present it them," an Audi spokesman told BusinessCar.
It missed out on the maximum five stars due to it not having safety systems such as an autonomous braking system. The TT was also the first car to be tested under the body's 2015 procedures.
Euro NCAP has developed a new full-width barrier frontal test to compliment the frontal offset deformation test. The test specifies that for the first time a small female driver and rear-seat passenger have to be seated in the vehicle during the test.
The two vans were tested under Euro NCAP's current heavy vehicles process. Euro NCAP said that from 2016 onwards van testing would be aligned to car testing as they will share identical test procedures.