Euro NCAP tests for C4, Swift, CR-Z and iX35Wed, 25 Aug 2010
The results from the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests are in, and - surprise, surprise - every car tested came away with a maximum five-star safety rating.
The new Citroen C4, Suzuki Swift, Honda CR-Z hybrid and Hyundai iX35 were all put through their paces, and each passed with flying colours.
The latest results, while highlighting how far car safety has come in recent years (remember the notorious Rover 100 fiasco of 1997?), are bound to reignite the growing debate that the tests - or at least the marks awarded - need to show more differentiation between models.
Anything less than five stars these days amounts to a poor showing. Reminds us a bit about every successive year of record GCSE and A-level results...
By Ben Foulds