Euro NCAP: 5 Stars for the Ford Tourneo Connect, Infiniti Q50, Maserati Ghibli and Mazda3 image

Euro NCAP has recently tested some other brand new vehicles and from those, only the new generation of the Mazda3, the Infiniti Q50, the Maserati Ghibli and the Ford Tourneo Connect have managed to receive a 5-star safety rating.

According to the European safety specialists, the new Mazda3 generation has scored 93 percent in Adult Occupant, 86 percent in Child Occupant, 65 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 81 percent in Safety Assist. The only “Weak” point was the torso, in the side impact pole test, while the other body parts in other tests were marked with either “Good” or Adequate”. As far as the Pedestrian Safety goes, we can see a problem with the front part of the bonnet and with the sides of the windshield. The tested car was a 2.0 Core 5-door hatchback, weighing 1,249 kg.

The Maserati Ghibli has also received a 5-star safety rating, with 95 percent in Adult Occupant, 79 percent in Child Occupant, 74 percent in Pedestrian safety and 81 percent in Safety Assist. The weakest point in Adult Occupant protection was seen in the neck, in the rear impact test, which was marked “Marginal”, while the rest were named “Adequate” or “Good”. The Pedestrian Safety category has lost some points because of its windshield, which seems to be the most dangerous part of the car. The tested vehicle was a Ghibli Diesel, 3.0 TDS, weighing 1,875 kg.

The Infiniti Q50 marked 86 percent in Adult Occupant, 85 percent in Child Occupant, 67 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 81 percent in Safety Assist. The weakest point in the Adult Occupant safety was the torso, marked with “Marginal”, while the other body parts were named “Adequate” or “Good”. Pedestrian Safety has seen some problems with the bonnet and the windshield. The vehicle tested was a Q50 2.2d Premium, weighing 1,723 kg.

Last but not least, we have the Ford Tourneo Connect, which has also received a 5-star rating, with 94 percent in Adult Occupant, 85 percent in Child Occupant, 62 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 70 percent in Safety Assist. The most affected body parts were marked “Adequate” and they are in the left leg and torso of the driver in the frontal impact, the torso of the passenger in the same impact and the torso in the side impact pole section. All other zones were marked with “Good”. The tested model was a Tourneo Connect 1.6 Trend, weighing 1,612 kg.