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Euro NCAP to go with new, more stringent safety tests in 2009

Euro NCAP crash testing is all set to get tougher next year…

According to a report on the Telegraph, four- and five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings may become harder to come by for carmakers from next year onwards, as the testing body is getting ready to introduce more stringent tests for cars.

Currently, for each car it tests, Euro NCAP gives out multiple star ratings under various categories – for example, adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and so on. However, from February 2009 on, a new system will come into effect, wherein just one overall star rating will be awarded to each car.

The one overall Euro NCAP rating awarded to each car will be decided on the basis of the average of its scores across the various prescribed categories...

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