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Three new models score five stars in latest crash tests

Date: 04 November 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

The Audi A4, Honda HR-V and Honda Jazz have all been awarded the maximum five stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP's crash tests, while the VW Caddy crew vans achieved a four-star rating.

The A4 was praised for its adult occupancy test ratings, where it scored 90%, with the vehicle's autonomous braking system (AEB) also commended. "The new A4 has an autonomous emergency braking system as standard.  This operates from the low, city speeds at which many whiplash injuries are caused and showed good performance in Euro NCAP's tests," the testing body said.

The Honda Jazz is the second supermini to achieve the maximum rating this year, and though the HR-V also scored five stars, its AEB system was criticised: "The HR-V has a standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system which provides additional protection at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries are caused.  The system performed well in Euro NCAP's tests but the score could not be included in the assessment as the front seat whiplash protection was not rated as good."

While the VW Caddy only scored a four-star rating, it was praised for offering an AEB system as an option, which Euro NCAP said is unusual in the crew van segment.

Euro NCAP only tests passenger-carrying versions of vans, so the rating does not apply to the panel van version of the Caddy.