The Porsche Macan has been featured in the latest round of crash test results by the Euro NCAP which saw the SUV score well across all categories.
Macan is first ever Porsche crash tested by Euro NCAPEuro NCAP says the Macan is the first Porsche it has ever tested. The model did particularly well in the passenger sectors, scoring 88% and 87% for adult and child occupant protection. It also managed to score five stars despite not being fitted with autonomous emergency braking as standard.
The Macan further scored maximum points in the side barrier test, with good protection of all critical body regions. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the head and pelvis was good and that of the chest and abdomen was adequate. Tests indicated that the seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injuries to the occupants of the front and rear seats.
Additional SUVs that were tested included the Land Rover Discovery Sport that comes with AEB as standard equipment, as well as the Lexus NX and the Kia Sorento which both have the system as an option. All three attained the top rating of five stars under the 2014 test regime.
Other cars that received five star ratings were the 2015 Ford Mondeo which offers a pedestrian-detecting Autonomous Emergency Braking System as an option, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat and Subaru Outback which benefit from all-round crash protection.