B-max, Clio and cee'd claim five star EuroNCAP ratings

Three of the most popular new models of 2012 have been put to the test and succeeded with flying colours in the latest EuroNCAP crash tests.

The EuroNCAP crash tests assess all areas of car safety, from protection to its adult and child occupants, to pedestrian protection in the event of a collision.

After testing, the Ford B-max, Renault Clio and Kia cee’d all came out on top with five star safety ratings.

These safety ratings will be incredibly important as the three cars can be considered as family cars, which make safety a key concern.

The Ford B-Max wooed EuroNCAP with an impressive 92 per cent protection rating on its adult occupant and an 84 per cent protection rating on its child occupant.

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The Kia cee’d scored 89 per cent on adult occupant protection and 88 per cent on child occupant protection.

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The Renault Clio scored 88 per cent on its adult occupant protection and 89 per cent on its child occupant protection.

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The Ford B-Max in-particular has become one of the most anticipated model releases as its stylish compact MPV exterior is matched with a range of frugal Ecoboost engines, which have been recently praised with an engine of the year award.

The new Renault Clio and Kia cee’d have received much praise for their design overhauls, with the Clio boasting a new and sportier exterior and the cee’d housing a new and unique tiger nose front end.