New Land Rover Discovery and Audi Q5 get Euro NCAP 5 star rating
The all-new Land Rover Discovery and Audi Q5 have been given a five-star rating by Euro NCAP.
EURO NCAP HAS awarded both the all-new Land Rover Discovery and soon-to-launch-locally Audi Q5 with five-star ratings. Both vehicles have been tested under Euro NCAPs new testing regime which places an emphasis on active safety systems and pedestrian protection.
The new Discovery offers autonomous emergency braking which includes pedestrian recognition, and this system will also appear on Aussie delivered Discos, unlike the Toyota C-HR which sees local variants miss out on pedestrian recognition for its AEB system (on European models only). Indeed, Euro NCAP awarded the Disco’s AEB system the full six stars available. The new Discovery also offers four ISOFIX mounting points, two in the second row seats and two for both third-row seats.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Discovery has always been a much loved member of the family and a pioneer of cutting-edge technology. Safety and capability have been at the core of the Discovery DNA – they are fundamental priorities and key motivators for our engineering.
“We have a history of introducing new safety technologies, such as Anti-Lock Brakes fitted to an SUV for the first time in 1989, so it’s only right New Discovery continues to lead the way with new safety-focused technologies that meet and exceed global safety standards, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection. Our priority is to protect both the occupants of our cars and other road users, providing peace of mind for our customers.”
The Land Rover Discovery rated 90% for Adult Occupant Protection, 80% for Child Occupant Protection, 75% for Pedestrian Protection and 73% for Safety Assist Systems. The Audi Q5 was rated 93% for its Adult Occupant Protection, 86% for Child Occupant, 73% for Pedestrian Protection, and 58% for safety assist systems.
Locally, ANCAP will adopt Euro NCAP testing methodology and score weighting from 2018.