Highest safety ratings essential to protect RV
The latest cars to achieve the highest five-star safety standards in EuroNCAP
crash tests have been revealed as analysis shows residual values can fall if vehicles perform below expected standards. In the latest crash tests, both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
and Peugeot 3008
received the maximum five-star rating. Autovista Intelligence analysis has identified minimum performance standards in the EuroNCAP crash tests which are required to protect residual values. The research identified differences by segment and by premium and volume vehicles. All premium vehicles require the maximum five-star crash rating. For volume brands larger D, E and F-segment models require a five-star rating. Customers in the volume A and B segments are very price sensitive and tend not to pay a premium for a car with the highest score. In the C-segment, a four-star rating is accepted by consumers as residual values will not be improved by a five-star rating. EuroNCAP is set to review developments in its crash test programme as part of its roadmap to assess a wide range of safety elements in its tests, which in the past have seen the introduction of pedestrian protection and autonomous emergency braking tests. Following a series of high-profile vehicle hacking incidents
, cybersecurity is expected to be included on its agenda for discussion.