The New Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have both been awarded maximum five-star ratings in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests. The new models are the latest in a long line of Range Rovers to gain a five-star rating under the stringent Euro NCAP star rating safety protocols introduced in 2009, extending back to the Evoque in 2011.
Both models are based on a new mixed-metal, flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture, which provides solid foundations for a suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance technologies to work in harmony for a responsive and refined drive. The new Range Rover, which is available with four, five and seven-seat configurations, is up to 50 per cent stiffer than the outgoing model while the Range Rover Sport is 35 per cent stiffer than its predecessor. The SUVs tested at Euro NCAP came fitted with standard equipment.
Both models are equipped with safety-boosting Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It includes tech like 3D Surround Camera and ClearSight Ground View, Driver Condition Response, Pre-emptive suspension, Adaptive Cruise Control and Steering Assist and Park Assist. Alongside the active safety systems, the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport make use of technologies that aim to improve driver alertness and reduce the potential for distraction.
The award-winning New Range Rover scored 87 per cent for Child Occupant Protection and 72 per cent for Vulnerable Road Users, while the Range Rover Sport achieved an 85 per cent rating for Adult Occupant Protection. Both SUVs obtained 82 per cent for Safety Assist.