Fiat Panda branded a 'zero-star car' for safety

Fiat Panda 2018 lands zero stars Euro NCAP safety rating - Second worst rating of all time

Fiat Panda 2018 lands zero stars Euro NCAP safety rating - Second worst rating of all time

Fiat says: "We take the safety of customers and road users extremely seriously and the Fiat panda and latest Jeep Wrangler comply with all safety legislation in every county in which they are sold". 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 Fiat Panda is officially the most unsafe auto of 2018 after it scored a zero-star Euro NCAP rating. When the all-new Jeep Wrangler 4×4 was put through the same crash testing regime, it scored a paltry one-star rating.

It also advised that the Wrangler will get autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and other safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, parking sensors and a rear-view camera in markets such as Australia where it is due to go into showrooms next year.

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The new BMW X5 G05 has just received five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. The Wrangler achieved 50 percent of the maximum available points for adult occupant protection in a crash, 69 percent for child occupants, 49 percent for pedestrians and 32 percent for safety systems.

"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", said Michiel van Ratingen, the secretary general of Euro NCAP, in a statement. "It is high time we saw a product from the Fiat-Chrysler group offering safety to rival its competitors", said Euro NCAP secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen. Similarly, deformation of the Wrangler's footwell showed that the structure had "reached the limit of its integrity". The devaluation means that the protection of knees and thighs on the passenger side was rated better than on the driver side - because there is no knee airbag installed anyway and the measured values were not corrected downwards in the sense of a penalty. For those wanting an even deeper dive, check out Euro NCAP's full testing results here. The test vehicle wasn't fitted with AEB. The Euro NCAP has multiple assessment methods to identify how safe the vehicle is. Interestingly, while Euro NCAP found the Panda's passenger compartment "remained stable" in the frontal offset test, dummy readings of driver chest compression indicated "weak protection" for this body area.

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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