Euro NCAP: 4 Stars for the MINI Cooper, Opel Corsa, Smart ForTwo and ForFour image

During the latest Euro NCAP crash tests, the new MINI Cooper, Opel Corsa, Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour have obtained 4 stars out of a possible 5.

The new generation of the MINI Cooper has scored 79 percent in Adult Occupant, 73 percent in Child Occupant, 66 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 56 percent in Safety Assist. The only “Marginal” rating was given to the torso in the Side Car impact, and the rest were marked either as “Adequate” or “Good”. The same lower part of the hood and lower side parts of the windscreen were marked as “Poor”. The tested car was a MINI Cooper 1.5 Base 3-door hatchback.

The 2015 Opel Corsa has been tested too and the model has obtained 4 stars. It scored 79 percent in Adult Occupant, 77 percent in Child Occupant, 71 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 56 percent in Safety Assist. The “Weak” rating was given to the torso in the side pole impact and the Whiplash Protection was rated as “Poor” in the rear and “Marginal” in the front. The lower and side parts of the windscreen were rated as “Poor” in the Pedestrian Safety. The tested model was an Opel Corsa 1.4 Enjoy 5-door but the same rating goes to the Vauxhall Corsa too.

The new Smart ForTwo generation scored 82 percent in Adult Occupant, 80 percent in Child Occupant, 56 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 56 percent in Safety Assist. The Side Pole impact found a “Weak” protection for the torso while the rest were marked as either “Adequate” or “Good”. The side parts of the front bumper, the center of the windscreen and the lower parts of it were marked as “Poor”. The tested model was a Smart ForTwo 999cc petrol “Passion”.

The 2015 Smart ForFour has also scored four stars, with 78 percent in Adult Occupant, 77 percent in Child Occupant, 65 percent in Pedestrian and 56 percent in Safety Assist. The Front Offset passenger has seen some problems with the torso which was marked as “Marginal”, while in the Side Pole impact, the torso was marked as “Weak”, just like in the ForTwo. The model is a bit safer in case of a Pedestrian impact than the ForTwo. The tested car was a Smart ForFour 999cc petrol “Passion”.