High vehicle safety ratings needed to protect RVs

August 02, 2016

Manufacturer residual values will fall if they perform below expected standards in international crash tests. Autovista Intelligence analysis has identified minimum performance standards in the European New Car Assessment Programme crash tests to protect residual values. The research identifies differences for premium and volume vehicles and by segment, with all premium vehicles requiring the maximum five-star crash rating, while for volume brands, a four-star rating is considered acceptable by buyers of small and medium-sized cars, but for larger D, E and F-segment models, a five-star rating is required. In the A-C-segment, a four-star rating won’t negatively affect a car’s residual value, but it won’t be improved by additional manufacturer spending on a five-star rating.

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