Euro NCAP: Audi Q7, Hyundai Tucson, Opel Karl and Mazda MX-5 image

Euro NCAP has announced the official data after testing out the new Audi Q7, Hyundai Tucson, Opel Karl and Mazda MX-5.

The new generation of the Audi Q7 has managed to obtain a maximum 5-star safety rating. The popular full-sized SUV is bringing 94 percent in Adult Occupant, 88 percent in Child Occupant, 70 percent in Pedestrian safety and 76 percent in the Safety Assist. The crash test figures are applying to all of the Q7 vehicles in the specification tested, meaning 3.0 TDI Quattro.

The Hyundai Tucson has also proved to be one safe ride as the crossover is bringing no less than 5 stars. The aftermarket specialists from Euro NCAP have noted it with 86 percent in Adult Occupant, 85 percent in Child Occupant, 71 percent in Pedestrian safety and 71 percent in Safety Assist. The test applies to all petrol and diesel Tucson versions, in 4×4 and 4×2. The tested model was a 1.7 diesel GLS 4×2.

For the new generation of the Mazda MX-5, things aren’t looking that brilliant as the roadster has obtained just 4 stars. It has been noted with 84 percent in Adult Occupant, 80 percent in Child Occupant, 93 percent in Pedestrian safety and 64 percent in Safety Assist. The test results apply to all versions of the new MX-5 but the tested car was a 1.5 SE-L.

Last but not least, the Opel / Vauxhall Karl has been also subjected to the various crash tests by Euro NCAP. This has also obtained 4 stars with 74 percent in Adult Occupant, 72 percent in Child Occupant, 68 percent in Pedestrian safety and 64 percent in Safety Assist. The test applies to all variants of the Karl but the tested model was a Viva 1.0 Enjoy.