Honda Civic achieves top safety rating

The Honda Civic has been re-assessed as one of Europes safest cars according to the new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP has developed a new rating scheme which focuses on the vehicle’s overall safety performance which gives consumers an easier to understand single score. The new system considers occupant protection in frontal, side, pole, and rear impacts, child protection, pedestrian protection, and the availability of driver aids. The Honda Civic has been awarded the maximum five-star rating with a good overall score of 77 per cent.

The new rating scheme, introduced in February 2009, replaces the old system. It uses a weighted score, combining many aspects of a car’s safety performance: adult (50 per cent ), child (20 per cent ) and pedestrian (20 per cent ) protection assessment and the availability of safety assistance devices (10 per cent ). A minimum score of 70% overall is necessary to achieve a five-star rating. To qualify for inclusion, electronic vehicle stability assistance devices (VSA for Honda ) must be fitted, as standard, across 85 per cent of the EU 27 2009 model range.

 

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