Euro NCAP conducted another series of crash tests.: latest auto news, useful tips for motorists
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Euro NCAP conducted another series of crash tests.

This time, such cars as Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq, Ford Edge, Suzuki Ignis, SsangYong Tivoli and SsangYong Tivoli XLV have become the victims of the ruthless tests of Euro NCAP. All participants have been tested under the standard program. In addition three of the five cars have been assessed by double rating. Ford Edge, Audi Q2 and Hyundai Ioniq received the maximum rating of "5 stars" for the safety in the standard specification. SsangYong Tivoli and SsangYong Tivoli XLV received a base rating of "3 stars" in the standard equipment, and after retests - "4 stars" in the assessment of versions with an expanded package of options. In the same way, the Suzuki Ignis originally received a rating of "3 stars" for the basic version, but after tests of the version with extended options won "5 stars". A head of Euro NCAP Michiel van Ratingen commenting the results of the tests said that the dual rating system is designed to help car manufacturers to develop modern safety technologies for cars, even if the price does not allow using them as standard equipment for the entire model range. Recall that Euro NCAP introduced the double format of assessment this year. In the former case the vehicle is tested in a basic specification without the electronic systems, and in the second - the versions with all provided options, including electronic driver assistance systems. In addition, in 2015, Euro NCAP made more severe the rules of conducting the tests.