Two very different Honda vehicles, the new CR-V and Honda S2000 have been recognised as amongst the safest of their type in the latest round of European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) results, announced today (25 June).
The two are among the first vehicles to be tested by Euro NCAP within the SUV and Roadster sectors. Both gain a 4 star result for occupant safety, placing each to the fore of the small group of cars within its sector. This is a particularly significant achievement in the case of the Honda S2000 given the challenge of designing an open top car to withstand both the severe offset frontal and side impact collisions involved in the NCAP tests.
Equally noteworthy is the performance of the CR-V in the pedestrian safety test. It gains a 3 star score similar to that previously achieved by the Civic and Stream models whose pedestrian friendly design philosophy it shares. Three stars is currently the highest score achieved by any vehicle in the Euro NCAP tests and, apart from the aforementioned Honda models, only two other cars - the Daihatsu Sirion and Mazda Premacy – have achieved this safety level.
The results confirm Honda’s commitment to safety, and demonstrate that sports car and SUV owners do not have to compromise safety in their choice of vehicle type.Published 25 June 2002