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New crash tests in the largest Czech database

A comprehensive database of test results, Euro NCAP has grown by five new cars. The results of a five-star Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, four-star Renault Twingo and Toyota Aygo and two three-star models - Citroen Berlingo and electrical supplies Nissan e-NV200 can be found in English on

The automaker Mercedes-Benz live up to the reputation of a brand, which is associated with a high degree of safety. Her class GLA, which belongs to the category of recreational vehicles (SUV), is now equipped with autonomous emergency braking system, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which can mitigate the consequences of accidents not only in urban traffic, but also at higher speeds when traveling outside the village. "For the better protection of pedestrians at any collision class GLA is equipped with an active bonnet, which reduces the risk of head injury by hard engine parts. Also noteworthy is the automatic deactivation of the airbag for the front passenger seat when it is a child seat rear-facing, "said Ondřej Janoško, editor dTest.

Renault Twingo rating in frontal impacts declined shift pedals backwards, which can cause injury to the feet and ankles. Other points lost due to bad whiplash protection, ie whiplash injuries in rear seats during rear impact. Due to the presence seatbelt reminder for the front and rear seats gained good contrast, in active safety.

As Four Renault Twingo Toyota Aygo also comes with an electronic stability system, which improves active safety vehicles. On the contrary, it is not yet tested mini-cars equipped with autonomous emergency braking system or systems to maintain the vehicle in the lane. "Evaluation of Toyota in protecting passengers in the front seats reduce the risk of injury from the steering column, ignition cabinet edges of the instrument panel and center console in the frontal impact," Ondřej Janoško notes.

Citroën Berlingo
version for transporting people got low ratings for occupant protection in the front seats. Like the Toyota Aygo may injure the steering column, its castle and the dashboard. Curtain and side airbags are not standard, but only optional equipment. The side impact test the pole was not performed because they test car was equipped. In the side impact into a wall, however, was the protection of all parts of the body good.

The last of the five newly tested vehicles, the electric supply Nissan e-NV200, which was formed by combining the model and technology NV200 electric Nissan Leaf. Electric vehicles in Europe are not yet as popular as their manufacturers would like, and gain only three stars in crash tests about their popularity increase. To improve the results need to improve active safety, in which Nissan received low ratings.

Database security Car is the official Czech version of EuroNCAP crash tests. Its scope and depth of detail is the most complete in the Czech Republic. It is freely accessible and constantly updated with the results of new tests. You will find the results from 1997.

Source: tz

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