The first five candidates for Euro NCAP 2022 entered the wall!
In the first Euro NCAP crash tests in 2022, the testing organization conducted five candidates. All but one of the cars received the highest award: five stars. Volkswagen Polo, Taygo, Lexus NX and Renault Megane E-Tec all wowed at the start of the year. Only the BMW 2 Series Coupé did not catch the eyes of a bull.
Sister models VW Polo and Taigo use the same technology and manage to impress throughout the line with new center airbags and a more robust crash prevention system.
The Lexus NX is also structurally identical to the Toyota RAV4 and scored enough points in all tests to be given five stars – however, testers complained that Lexus did not provide all the technical information, as is already customary.
Renault Mégane E-Tech not only received full stars, but also received a lot of praise. According to the testing organization: “Renault knows how to make cars that are not only attractive, but also clean and safe.”
Only the BMW 2 Series Coupe did not receive a five-star rating in this year’s first test. Although our testers attested to good shock protection and decent protection for weaker road users, the autonomous emergency braking system wasn’t entirely convincing in challenging scenarios like cyclists crossing and cornering. In the end it was still a good four star.