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Euro NCAP - five stars for the CUPRA Formentor

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The CUPRA Formentor has been awarded five stars by the European safety organization Euro NCAP. This is the first time a CUPRA vehicle has been subjected to the Euro NCAP test procedure. For CUPRA as an independent brand, this represents a milestone in the company's still young history - especially as stricter requirements have to be met this year. The CUPRA Formentor had to undergo various revised tests, including the new frontal crash test with moving barrier. The new test replaces the previous "frontal impact with a deformable, offset obstacle" scenario and evaluates not only the protection of the vehicle's occupants, but also what contribution the vehicle's front crumple zone makes to that protection. Euro NCAP has also tightened up the side impact test. The barrier hitting the side of the test vehicle is now heavier and faster. In addition, there is the newly introduced test of the effects of a side impact on the averted side, which allows a better assessment of the interaction between the driver and front passenger. The requirements for receiving the top rating of five stars have thus been significantly increased.

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