Tesla Model Y and the Chinese impress

Tesla Model Y and the Chinese impress

Tesla Model Y and the Chinese impress

With excellent scores in various Euro NCAP ratings, Model Y sets a new benchmark for safety.

Euro NCAP has just released a new flurry of results. And in the lot there is simply a new reference. This is the Tesla Model Y. The SUV obviously obtained the famous 5 stars, but above all it set new records in various evaluation categories by the independent body, which in 2020 had set more stringent criteria.

For the protection of adult occupants, the most important part, the Model Y scores 97%. The American thus beats the Mercedes EQS, which in 2021 had reached 96%. In terms of child protection, the Model Y has a result of 87%, a good level, even if several vehicles do better (up to 93% for the Mercedes T-Class). In fact, the SUV loses points for the lack of attachments for child seats, because for the protection itself it is 24/24.

On the side of vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists), Model Y scored 82%, the third best result after the Subaru Outback (84%) and Lexus NX (83%). The shape of the windshield poses a danger to pedestrians.

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Finally, the Tesla Model Y crushes the competition for the part of the safety equipment, with 98%. The previous record on this issue was the Nissan Qashqai, with 95%. Model Y’s emergency braking worked perfectly against cars.

The Tesla isn’t the only vehicle to have shone. EuroNCAP also sent two Chinese vehicles to the wall, the Ora Funky Cat and the Wey Coffee 01. Both had 5 stars, and good scores, even among the best. As proof that Chinese manufacturers who want to try their hand at the adventure in Europe are up to date in terms of safety.

For the protection of adults, for example, the Funky Cat had 92%, the Coffee 01 91%. For children, the results are 83% and 87%, respectively. And both models exceed 90% for safety devices!

The latter criterion can be expensive. The new Kia Niro achieved four stars with its standard equipment. With a safety package, it got 5 stars. The score in the protection of adults (91%) and children (84%) does not change, the protection of vulnerable road users only slightly changes (76% with the herd instead of 75%), and therefore especially the part of the equipment , which ranges from 60 to 79%!

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