Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Volvo Car Corporation
 
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Each year, cars are ideally designed and built better as they vie for better scores in crash safety tests such as the Euro NCAP. For example, a full 5-star rating was only achievable by large executive German sedans a decade ago; now, small compact sedans like the 2012 Honda Civic can get a similar rating. But, in all of the Euro NCAP's 15-year history, no other vehicle has scored higher than Volvo's all-new 2013 V40
 
Receiving the full 5-stars, the Volvo V40 scored 98% in adult and 75% in child occupant safety, 88% in pedestrian safety, and 100% in its safety assist systems. Putting that into perspective, this small Scandinavian hatchback faired marginally better than the current BMW 5-Series.
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So that you'd know what your chances are of surviving an accident in an all-new CX-5, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) put Mazda's latest crossover to the test for you. They've crashed it head on, against a pole, and even onto a hapless dummy pedestrian all in the name of safety. And after the dust has settled, not only did the CX-5 pass with flying colors, but it also achieved the maximum five-star safety rating, which pretty much means you, your passengers, and that annoying jaywalker should be able to walk away in case of a crash.
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Scoring top marks the European New Car Assessment Program's (Euro ENCAP) safety tests, the three-pointed star's freshly-baked coupe is now available in the Philippines. Officially distributed by CATS Motors Inc., be sporty and safe in the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé.
 
With its array of safety features, this luxury coupé passed with flying colors and received an exceptional 90% on its adult occupant rating, which involves front, side, and rear impact tests. Results also show that the level of protection is not that much affected by occupant size and should keep passengers safe even at different speeds and impact severities. Adding to its high level of safety standards are Mercedes-Benz innovations such as PRE-SAFE, a system that senses when an accident is about to occur and initiate additional passenger protection, and active head restraints that provides added support during a rear impact.
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Words by Christopher Kho | Images and video courtesy of Euro NCAP
 
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The European New Car Assessment Programme, better known as Euro NCAP, recently awarded the Mitsubishi ASX with 5 out of 5 stars for its crash test performance. The compact crossover SUV was put through collisions that simulated accidents including frontal, side, rear, and pedestrian impacts. The results were then evaluated according to the injuries sustained by adult and child passengers. Finally, the vehicle's safety features are also appraised to sum up the vehicle's overall score. 

The Mitsubishi ASX scored 86% and 78% for adult and child occupant protection, respectively, for front, side, and rear impacts. It also attained 60% for pedestrian safety and 71% for safety assist. The combination of all four tests earned the ASX a full 5-star Euro NCAP rating which should convince buyers that they and their passengers will always be safe in an ASX. Plus, it would be comforting to know that pedestrians will have a slightly better chance of making a full recovery in case they ever get run over.
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