Euro NCAP: Mercedes-Benz Citan scores 3-star rating image

The Mercedes-Benz Citan has managed to score only a 3-star safety rating, during the latest Euro NCAP testing sessions.

The German based automaker is dropping its overall score with the safety rating of the Citan after the brand has only received five stars in every safety tests conducted by Euro NCAP since 2010. The Mercedes-Benz Citan has scored 74 percent in adult occupant protection, 69 percent in child occupant protection, 56 percent in pedestrian safety and only 33 percent in safety assist.

The front impact test was rated with 11.5 points, the side impact car with 7.3 points, the side impact pole with 5.2 points and the rear impact with 2.6 points, adding to a total of 27 points. The 18-month old child and 3-year old child protection score 12.0 points for each one, and the pedestrian safety was rated with 20 points, 14.0 for the head protection, 0.5 for the pelvis and 5.9 for the leg. The seatbelt reminder is missing so 0.0 points were awarded in the safety assist, along with 0.0 points for the speed assistance system and 3.0 points for the ESC. The model tested was a Citan Kombi 109 Blue Efficiency High grade. The Citan is based on the Renault Kangoo.