The results are in: final Euro NCAP tests of 2019

  • The final set of Euro NCAP tests for 2019
  • 2020's bestsellers cars will be safer than ever
  • But it's good - and bad - news for Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf 2020 Euro NCAP crash test

The latest round of Euro NCAP results reveals that Chinese-owned MG has now caught up with European safety standards, while upcoming big sellers from Ford, Nissan and Volkswagen have all scored maximum ratings.

The cars tested in the final batch of 2019 include the Ford Puma, MG ZS EV, MG HS, Nissan Juke, Volkswagen Golf and Audi Q8. The Volkswagen Up, SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo have also been re-tested and scored a less-than-impressive three stars – although it's still highly likely that they're more than safe enough to protect you and your family should the worst happen.

The five-star rating for the Volkswagen wasn't unexpected, given that all the previous generations tested have scored well in their day. But the eighth-generation model has done well in the current test because of its excellent crashworthiness and standard fit of number of assist systems. 

It wasn't all good news for Volkswagen, though, as the recently facelifted Up, alongside its SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo counterparts scored three-stars overall down to Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) being dropped in favour of a new lane-keep assist system. Although these cars scored five stars back in 2011, the test is a lot tougher now. 

For full details of the Euro NCAP test for each car, visit their reviews...

>> Ford Puma - full details

>> MG ZS EV - full review

>> MG HS - full review

>> Nissan Juke - full review (below)

>> Volkswagen Golf - full review

>> Audi Q8 - full review

>> Volkswagen Up

2020 Nissan Juke gets five-star Euro NCAP rating