New Jeep Wrangler Scores 1 Star In Euro NCAP Crash Tests

Lloyd Doyle
December 8, 2018

2018 Jeep Wrangler is now being launched in many countries around the world and India is also expecting the arrival of this Iconic SUV in its latest avatar.

The 2018 Fiat Panda, one of the most popular offerings from the Italian automaker and also it's cheapest hatchback has scored a dismal 0 star rating in the recent set of tests conducted by the Euro NCAP. When the all-new Jeep Wrangler 4×4 was put through the same crash testing regime, it scored a paltry one-star rating. Automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring system are some safety features that are lacking in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

Watch the Panda and Wrangler crash tests below and head over to Euro NCAP's YouTube channel to view the rest...

Commenting on the results, Michiel van Ratingen, General Secretary, Euro NCAP said, "It is truly disappointing to see a brand-new vehicle being put on sale in 2018 with no autonomous braking system and no lane assistance".

According to the test report, in the frontal crash tests, the A-pillar and the trans-fascia beam were damaged in such a way that it indicated that the structure would not be able to withstand higher loads. The footwell, it said, had "reached the limits of its structural integrity".


Elsewhere, the driver knee airbag in the new BMW X5 was found to not deploy correctly in the frontal offset test, similar to that seen with the 5 Series when it was tested past year.

They now track a vehicle's safety systems based on its performance in four main areas: adult occupant protection for driver and passenger, child occupant protection, vulnerable road users protection, and safety assist.

The biggest complaint is that the popular off-roader is lacking active and passive safety systems like automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring systems-with the only features now available being a primitive seatbelt reminder.

The Panda was originally tested when the latest generation first went on sale in 2011, attaining a four star rating. It had the dubious honour of being the only auto in the safety organisation's history to end up with such a result.

The test score, which came out overnight in Europe, showed that the left-hand-drive four-door Wrangler tested scored poorly in one of four categories it was marked under.

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