Europe’s New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) recently came out with its list of best cars of 2019 across various segments. All these cars found their way into this list for achieving a 5-star rating in the crash test conducted by the Euro NCAP and all of them are European-spec models. The safety watchdog has listed down both, the winner and the runner up, for each class and category, right from superminis to large off-roaders/SUVs. In fact, fifty-five cars were assessed in the year 2019, among which, forty-one achieved the top accolade, making it one of the most impressive years on record since Euro NCAP started to evaluate consumer safety of cars on the European market. The cars come with several safety features and driving assistant system, that makes them one of the safest cars of 2019.
Starting with the supermini class, the winning spot was taken by not one, but two models as both the Audi A1 and the Renault Clio tied in for the top spot. Both cars are among the most popular models in the European market, and while the sporty Audi A1 got 95 per cent for adult occupant safety and 85 per cent for child occupant safety, the Renault Clio bagged 96 per cent and 89 per cent for adult and child occupant protection, respectively. The runner up in this category was Ford’s newly launched Puma, which also bagged a 5-star rating but marginally missed the top spot because of its adult occupant safety score of 94 per cent and child occupant safety score of 84 per cent.
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