Mercedes A-Class ranked safest family car of 2018
The crash safety testers make a point of putting all new cars that hit the road to the test, and of this year’s offering, the new A-Class came out on top not just in the small family car category, but it was also named the best overall performer in what was a successful debut season for the German hatchback.
Commenting on the awards, Euro NCAP secretary general Michiel van Ratingen said: “In 2018 we introduced tough new tests, with a particular focus on vulnerable road user protection.
“The three best in class award winners this year all clearly demonstrate that car-makers are striving for the highest levels of protection and that Euro NCAP’s assessments are a catalyst for these crucial safety improvements. “Euro NCAP put automated driving technology to the test in 2018 for the first time and our findings helped clarify some of the confusion motoring consumers are currently experiencing.
“Assisted driving systems can bring safety and convenience benefits but full automation is a long way off. We will follow and assess these developments closely and ensure that consumers have all the information they need when considering these new driver technologies.”