The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has scored a full five-star result in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests for 2014.
The seven-seater Discovery Sport scored 93% for adult occupancy, 83% child occupancy, 69% pedestrian, and 82% for safety assist.
This compares to the comparable Porsche Macan, which also has been recently tested – which again scored five-stars overall – which is broken down into 88% for adult occupancy, 87% child occupancy, 60% pedestrian, and 66% for safety assist.
The Discovery Sport is equipped with standard safety equipment that includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, a first for Land Rover – AEB works by monitoring the road ahead via a digital stereo camera mounted next to the rear view mirror. At first it will alert the drivers to threats via visual and audio alerts; if no action is taken it will automatically brake the vehicle.
It also features a pedestrian airbag which deploys from the upper-rear surface of the bonnet to reduce potential injuries to pedestrians in the event of an impact.
In addition to AEB active and passive safety equipment comprises Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, Roll Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking Systems, Reverse Traffic Detection, Emergency Brake Lights, Lane Departure Warning and Seatbelt Reminders – you can even opt for Traffic Sign Recognition.Published 4 December 2014