[VIDEO] Fiat 500L gets 5-star rating from Euro NCAP
Euro NCAP has recently awarded the all-new Fiat 500L with a five-star safety rating during the latest crash tests.
According to the European safety specialists, the Fiat 500L has scored a 94 percent (34 points) in adult occupant protection, but in the rear impact test the neck can suffer serious injury (Marginal). In the child occupant protection, the Fiat 500L has received a 78 percent score (38 points) but in the pedestrian safety, the model doesn’t stand so well, after receiving just 65 percent (23 points). A 71 percent score has been given to the 500L in the Safety Assist category. The model tested was a 1.4L petrol Easy 2WD, which weights 1,245 kg.
As a quick reminder, the Fiat 500L has been recently brought to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the model was using the same 1.4 liter MultAir turbo four-cylinder unit found on the 500 Abarth and in the Dodge Dart, generating 160 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual or to a dual-clutch transmission. The Fiat 500L will end up in the company’s dealerships across the United States in mid-2013. You can check out the Fiat 500L crash tested at Euro NCAP below.
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