With no less than three records in three categories, the Tesla Model Y is arguably the safest SUV on the market.
L’European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) is an independent international body based in Brussels, Belgium, created in 1997. Its function is to carry out crash tests in order to test the passive safety capabilities of vehicles.
It is now the justice of the peace in terms of safety, and good results are becoming important elements of communication for manufacturers. A safe and secure car is obviously a car that can sell better.
The safest car is her
Euro NCAP is giving us a new slew of stars today with the publication of the results of several electric and electrified cars, including that of the Tesla Model Y, a model that should soon meet with great success with rather attractive financing that could go up to less than 400 euros per month and a better quality/price ratio than the competition.
And, good news for Tesla, Model Y earns maximum five-star rating 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 the Subaru Outback which obtained an overall score of 89%.
For these tests, theEuro NCAP used a basic version, but these results are also valid for the higher-end Long Range and Performance models. It should also be noted that the model tested benefits from the latest production techniques and the latest safety devices.
- A new molding of the rear underbody for greater resistance to shocks and which helps to preserve the integrity of the compartment;
- The central airbag which provides additional protection in the event of side impacts, in particular when there are two occupants in the front. This airbag deploys between the front seats to help prevent head injuries caused by impact between occupants. It is a technology that is becoming more and more popular on high-end models;
- Multi-collision braking automatically manages the braking system after a collision to prevent a second impact and further accident;
- The collision avoidance driver control system which detects a distracted driver and automatically adapts 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 so far. 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. driving assistance. This last note is obviously the best of all the models tested againthree points ahead of the Subaru Outback and the 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 particularity of this system is that it does not use radar, but only the information transmitted by the cameras of the vehicle.
At the same time, Tesla regularly makes improvements to its driver assistance systems, while trying to stay in line with current regulations. Lately, the American firm has improved its emergency braking system in certain situations, notably in scenarios of crossing a lane at an intersection and reversing with vulnerable road users present in its path.
Thanks to its Autopilot system, the Model Y undoubtedly benefits from the most complete semi-autonomous driving system on the market. Unsurprisingly, the SUV thus obtained all the points in the category “Lane keeping assistance system”.
Euro NCAP was not the only safety organization to rate the Model Y well, this distinction comes on top of the five-star rating awarded by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), which has just released its notes as well. In addition to being a bargain right now, the Model Y also looks like the safest SUV on the market.
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