Cars Range Rover Velar scores Euro NCAP five-star rating

10:54  05 october  2017
10:54  05 october  2017 Source:   Autocar

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The Range Rover Velar has been awarded a five - star crash protection rating from safety body Euro NCAP , ranking it among the safest SUVs on the market today. Scoring 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection

Euro NCAP has released the results of its latest crash test, with the new Range Rover Velar scoring five stars and being rated as “one of the best overall performers” in its segment.

Range Rover Velar scores Euro NCAP five-star rating © Autocar Range Rover Velar scores Euro NCAP five-star rating

The Range Rover Velar has been awarded a five-star crash protection rating from safety body Euro NCAP, ranking it among the safest SUVs on the market today.

Scoring 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection, 74% for pedestrian protection and 72% for assistance systems, the Velar beats its Land Rover stablemate, the Discovery, in overall score. 

In its segment, however, it’s topped by the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which scored 97% for adult occupant protection and 84% in child occupant protection, but the Velar beats the Italian car in the pedestrian and assistance categories by three and 12 percentage points respectively. 

Road fatalities reach five-year high in Britain

  Road fatalities reach five-year high in Britain Road fatalities in Britain reached a five-year high in 2016 , according to new figures. Last year saw 1,792 people killed on Britain's roads, a four per cent rise from the previous year and the highest number recorded by the Department for Transport since 2011. There were also 24,101 people seriously injured in road accidents in 2016, a rise of nine per cent from the previous year, though the Department for Transport points out that a part of the rise is due to “changes in systems for severity reporting by some police forces.

The 2018 Range Rover Velar has been awarded the full five - star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week. Note: The Velar ’s score is based on tests conducted by sister body, Euro NCAP .

LONDON: The Range Rover Velar has achieved a five - star Euro NCAP rating , confirming one of the world's most desirable luxury SUVs as among the safest too. The fourth member of the Range Rover family scored 93% for adult occupant protection

Its adult and child occupant protection scores match those of the Audi Q5 but beats the latter's 73% pedestrian protection and 58% assistance system scores.

The Velar even beats the Volvo XC90’s 72% pedestrian protection score - the XC90 famously being the safest car Euro NCAP has ever tested.

The Velar scored five stars across all variants; Euro NCAP recently introduced a two-tier score system, with one score for cars in their standard form and another for the same car with optional safety equipment fitted.

Jaguar Land Rover’s UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks, said: “For Velar customers, only the best is good enough and we are delighted the fourth Range Rover has been awarded five-star safety credentials. This, combined with excellent residual values and stunning design, really set Velar out as a car that appeals to the heart and the head."

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If anyone is in a position to cash in on the still growing SUV market it’s Range Rover. Or rather, now the Velar is here it feels it is finally fulfilling every SUV need a customer could desire.

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