Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of three new cars and one new variant. The Škoda ENYAQ iV and Volkswagen ID.4 are each awarded a top five-star rating. The Dacia Sandero Stepway is given a two-star rating and this applies also to the saloon version of the vehicle, the Logan. The plug-in hybrid derivative of the Cupra Formentor rated last month, is also added to the list of variants covered by that car’s five-star rating.
The ENYAQ iV is Škoda’s first ground-up all-electric vehicle and uses the same MEB platform – VW Group’s modular platform for battery electric vehicles – that is used for the new Volkswagen ID.4 and the ID.3 tested by Euro NCAP last year. Both ENYAQ iV and ID.4 turn in impressive performances and are separated by no more than a few points in the different areas of assessment. With robust structures to protect occupants and the high-voltage battery and frontal, curtain and centre airbags as standard, both cars achieve a score of over 90 percent for adult occupant protection. Compared to the smaller ID.3, the ID.4 and ENYAQ iV hold more appeal for family buyers wanting more space, and potential owners will be reassured with high marks in child occupant protection, as well as for the protection of vulnerable road users and for safety assistance. VW also fit Local Hazard Warning as standard equipment on the ID.4 but the system is not yet available on the ENYAQ iV.