Euro NCAP has published its second round of new car safety results for 2022, with the safety ratings of the DS 4, Honda HR-V and Dacia Jogger revealed.
Euro NCAP organizes crash tests on new vehicles and provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.
The DS 4 has come away from its Euro NCAP test with two safety ratings: one based on the standard safety equipment available on all cars and one which includes the optional safety pack.
The new DS 4 comes equipped with solid crash protection equipment that is common across the segment, including an active bonnet for pedestrian protection and a new centre airbag located between driver and front passenger.
The standard camera-only autonomous emergency braking system, however, underwhelmed in the track tests simulating accidents with other vehicles such as rear-end crashes. This resulted in a four star rating overall.
To get a performance that is more comparable to its rivals in the segment, consumers must purchase the optional ‘Safety Pack Plus’. This adds a radar sensor which is enough to lift the car into five-star territory.
The latest generation, hybrid-only Honda HR-V returns to the highly competitive crossover SUV segment that also includes best-sellers like the Renault Captur, Ford Puma and VW T-Cross.
When it comes to safety, the new HR-V is an all-round performer but the restraint performance in crash tests, in particular for children seated in the rear, was not as robust as expected. This dropped its score in this part of the assessment into the four-star band.
The Dacia Jogger only scored one star despite sharing the same platform as the two-star model Sandero Stepway tested by Euro NCAP last year.
The car is offered in a five-seat two-row or seven-seat three-row configuration and a seatbelt safety reminder is not available in the rearmost seats of the latter. Inevitably, the car loses a fraction of a point compared to the Sandero to drop to a poor one-star safety rating.
Euro NCAP 2022 safety ratings
Here’s the full Euro NCAP ratings so far for 2022’s new car releases: