With no less than three records in three categories, the Tesla Model Y is undoubtedly the safest SUV on the market.
L’European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) is an independent international body based in Brussels, Belgium, established in 1997. Its function is to carry out crash tests to test the passive safety characteristics of vehicles.
It is now the justice of the peace in terms of safety, and good results are becoming important communication elements for manufacturers. A safe and secure car is obviously a car that can sell better.
The safest car is her
Euro NCAP gives us a new streak of stars today with the publication of the results of several electric and electrified cars, including the Tesla Model Y, a model that should soon be very successful with quite attractive financing that could go up to less than 400 euros per month and a better ratio between quality and price than the competitors.
And good news for Tesla, Model Y achieves a maximum of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. He got the highest overall score among all vehicles tested under the new protocolstricter, Euro NCAP, with a score of 92%, ahead of the Lexus NX and Subaru Outback, which achieved a combined score of 89%.
For these testsEuro NCAP used a basic version, but these results are also valid for high-end long range and performance models. It should also be noted that the tested model benefits from the latest production techniques and the latest safety devices.
- A new rear undercarriage molding for greater impact resistance and which helps maintain the integrity of the cabin;
- The central airbag that provides extra protection in the event of a side collision, especially when there are two front passengers. This airbag deploys between the front seats to prevent head injuries caused by collisions between passengers. It is a technology that is becoming more and more popular on high-end models;
- Multi-collision braking automatically controls the braking system after a collision to prevent a second collision and further accident;
- The collision avoidance driver control system, which detects a distracted driver and automatically adjusts the sensitivity of the forward collision warning system to make it more responsive.
The best in two categories
The Model Y scored nearly 97% for adult crash protection, which is simply the highest score of any vehicle tested to date. In other areas, the Tesla Model Y also excels with a rating of 87% for rear child protection, 82% for the protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users and finally 98% for safety systems. This last note is obvious the best of all the tested models againthree points ahead of the Subaru Outback and Nissan Qashqai.
The Model Y tested was equipped with Tesla Vision technology, a camera vision and neural network processing system that is standard on all Tesla vehicles delivered in North America and Europe. The special feature of this system is that it does not use radar, but only the information transmitted by the vehicle’s cameras.
At the same time, Tesla is regularly making improvements to its driver assistance systems while trying to stay in line with current regulations. Recently, the American company has improved its emergency braking system in certain situations, especially in scenarios of crossing the lane at an intersection and hill with vulnerable road users on the road.
Thanks to its Autopilot system, Model Y undoubtedly benefits from the most complete semi-autonomous driving system on the market. Not surprisingly, the SUV thus achieved all the points in the “Lane keeping assistance system” category.
Euro NCAP wasn’t the only safety organization to rate the Model Y well, this accolade comes on top of the five-star rating awarded by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), which has also just released its notes. Besides being a bargain right now, the Model Y also looks like the safest SUV on the market.
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