New Jeep Wrangler does terribly in European crash tests

The former received one star while the latter scored none altogether

While Fiat can at least claim that the Panda is a seven-year-old vehicle and is unable to be redesigned to meet some of the latest standards, it has no such excuse with the new Jeep Wrangler, which is a completely new design and has only just arrived in United Kingdom showrooms.

The new 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler has scored a whole one star in crash testing, according to the Euro NCAP rating system. It must be noted, the Euro NCAP awarded this rating despite the Wrangler's flawless score on side-impact tests. Euro NCAP testing puts a lot more weight on driver assistance systems in its testing, an area where the new Wrangler is somewhat lacking.

Regaled as being Italy's bestselling vehicle, the Fiat Panda has failed in crash tests by European New auto Assessment Program (NCAP).

Independent testers rated adult occupant protection at 89 percent, confirming that they are well protected in an accident. "It is high time we saw a product from the Fiat-Chrysler group offering safety to rival its competitors", said Euro NCAP secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen. Another part of the report talked about how the deformation of the footwell showed the limit of the structure's integrity.

Elsewhere, the driver knee airbag in the new BMW X5 was found to not deploy correctly in the frontal offset test, similar to that seen with the 5 Series when it was tested previous year. Euro NCAP's tests on the Hyundai Santa Fe highlighted an issue where the side curtain airbags of cars equipped with a panoramic roof could be torn during deployment.

The BMW X5 also suffered from airbag problems, the driver knee airbag not deploying correctly in the frontal offset test and providing little additional protection to the driver's legs.

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The remaining five were praised by Euro NCAP.

The so-called vulnerable road users testing - mainly for pedestrians and cyclists - came in at 49 per cent, while safety assist was given at 32 per cent, with points earned for front and rear seatbelt reminders and driver-set speed limiter, but marked down for lack of lane support and AEB.

Child protection was rated at 69 per cent, although points were lost for marginal head protection in the lateral crash test.

The Panda was originally tested when the latest generation first went on sale in 2011, attaining a four star rating.

In the latest frontal crash testing, the best chest protection rating - for the front passenger in the offset test - was adequate, while the worst was a poor rating for the rear passenger in the full frontal impact test.

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