Ford EcoSport recieved a four-star safety ratings in the safety tests conducted by the Euro NCAP. It missed the five out of five star rating by quite a minute margin. This test also witnessed Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV emerge triumphant among all by accomplishing five star safety rating. Additionally, Maserati Ghibli, Infiniti Q50 and Mazda 3, none of which is available in India, registered a five star safety rating by Euro NCAP.
BMW i3 is another vehicle that got four star safety rating during this safety test. Euro NCAP brought into light the reasons responsible for the four star ratings of BMW i3 and Ford EcoSport by stating that side impact protection for the chest of adult passengers was not up to the mark. It further added that front seats as well as the head restraints were also not very protective in the case of a rear-end collision.
Apart from aforementioned vehicles, several other premium vehicles such as Nissan Note, Mercedes-Benz Citan Kombi MPV, and Volkswagen T5 went on to achieve four star rating, meanwhile The Ford Tourneo Connect and Peugeot 308 recorded five star in the safety ratings.