Only two cars have been tested by Euro NCAP for the first test round of 2021, but the results are more than satisfactory: five stars both for the Polestar 2 both for the Cupra Formentor, that according to the independent European security agency “carry on the family tradition”.
The five-door electric fastback of Volvo’s sports division and the SUV of the Volkswagen group brand, born from a seat of Seat, convince even with the most stringent standards set by Euro NCAP for the new tests: “There is no brand that demonstrates more clearly the rapid evolution of the automotive industry better than Polestar ”, underlines the institution, clarifying that“ safety is clearly at the heart of the strategies of both brands ”.
Both Polestar 2 and Formentor have achieved excellent results in protecting adult occupants and children, with only one point dividing them in favor of Cupra for adults and Polestar for children.
The Polestar was also awarded for the active hood which gave it a percentage of 80% (very rare in the history of Euro NCAP) in pedestrian protection, while the autonomous emergency braking system of both cars reacted well in all tests.
“It has been a year since Covid became a global pandemic and the auto industry has had a very difficult twelve months – said Michiel van Ratingen – Sales are falling and carmakers need to find ways to reduce costs and maximize. profits. EuroNCAP is here to ensure that security is not compromised, and it is gratifying that these two brands place it at the top of their agendas. “
During the same test round, Euro NCAP updated the list of tested cars attributing to the Renault Arkana, based on the Captur, and to Lexus 300eelectric version of the UX Hybrid, the scores obtained in 2019 by the cars from which they derive.
Polestar 2 – 5 stars
Adult protection: 92%
Child protection: 89%
Vulnerable road user protection: 80%
Safety Assist: 86%
Cupra Formentor – 5 stars
Adult protection: 93%
Child protection: 88%
Vulnerable road user protection: 68%
Safety Assist: 80%