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Euro NCAP deplores demand for heavy cars

Euro NCAP, the European vehicle assessment program, speaks of a worrying trend in its report on the organization's latest findings. Euro NCAP sees a growing demand for heavier, more powerful and larger cars, which not only endanger other drivers but also have a negative impact on the environment. Of the eleven new cars assessed, only three weighed less than two tons and only one, the Smart #3, was classified as a small family car. In its explanation of the test results, Euro NCAP is encouraged by the fact that most of the vehicles tested were electric cars.

These are the models tested: Volkswagen ID 7, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-EQ EQE SUV, BYD Tang, Kia EV9, XPeng G9, Vinfast VF8, smart #3, BYD Seal-U, Honda ZR-V and Hyundai Kona. For the first time, there is also a vehicle from Vietnam. On a positive note, Euro NCAP noted that all manufacturers responded well to the Euro NCAP requirements that came into force at the beginning of this year, with eight of the eleven vehicles receiving a five-star rating:

Five stars: Volkswagen ID 7 with one of the best ratings of the year, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-EQ EQE, BYD Tang, Kia EV9, XPeng G9, Smart #3. Four stars: Vinfast VF8, Honda ZR-V, Hyundai Kona. (aum)

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