The final Euro NCAP safety scores of 2017 are in – and it’s a disappointing end to the year with six cars scoring just three points… and the revised Fiat Punto earning the first-ever ZERO Euro NCAP rating.
There were some full-house five-points scores to offset things, but Euro NCAP reckons it’s still a let-down that so many cars have earned average ratings: often, the reason for the poor scores is simply a decision by car manufacturers not to fit vital safety kit as standard.
The eight cars to score just three stars are:
• Alfa Romeo Giulietta
• Dacia Duster
• Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max
• Vauxhall Viva
• DS 3
• Toyota Aygo (4 stars with optional safety pack)
• Kia Stonic (5 stars with optional safety pack)