Which automakers released the safest cars in 2022?
Published on: Sunday, January 15, 2023
By: ETX Studio, Malay Mail
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The Tesla Model S is among the safest cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2022. — Picture courtesy of Euro NCAP
SAN FRANCISCO: The Tesla Model S and Model Y both feature among the cars judged to be the safest among all those tested by the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) in 2022.

The Tesla Model S has the highest overall scores, ahead of the Model Y and Lexus RX. Both Tesla models score highest for safety aids (98%) while the Model Y and the Hyundai Ioniq 6 are the two safest cars for adults traveling in the front (97%). The Mercedes-Benz T-Class and Citan Tourer score highest for child protection (93%) while the Mazda CX-60 and Lexus RX lead in pedestrian protection (89%).

By category, the Tesla Model S leads in the sedan and electric vehicle categories, while the Tesla Model Y tops the small SUV category. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the winner in the large family car category. Chinese manufacturers new to Europe are also doing well, with the ORA Funky Cat and WEY Coffee 01 gaining the highest scores for large SUVs and small family cars, respectively. Wey and Ora are two brands from the same group, Great Wall Motor, with Wey offering exclusively plug-in hybrid models and Ora fully electric cars.

Note that none of the cars tested scored lower than four stars, which suggests that the safety level of new models entering the market is particularly high.