The brand’s high-performance compact car is the latest to receive a five-star rating in Euro NCAP’s stricter testing regime.
Following in the footsteps of the CUPRA Formentor, the first of the brand’s vehicles to go through the safety organisations new testing process, the CUPRA Leon was awarded top marks.
“CUPRA continues to deliver vehicles that mix not only contemporary performance but also maximum safety,” commented Dr. Werner Tietz, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development at CUPRA and SEAT.
“Following on from the CUPRA Formentor’s achievement earlier this year, the CUPRA Leon has now received the highest rating possible in Euro NCAP’s stricter testing regime.”
The CUPRA Leon integrates a variety of safety and convenience technologies in order to make it safer and to help meet the demands of the latest Euro NCAP tests.
Systems include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Traffic Jam Assist, Light Assist and Pre-Crash Assist.
Additionally, there is the integration of seven airbags, including a standard front-central airbag, Front Assist with vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection, Emergency Steering Assist and Junction Assist, Lane Assist and Emergency e-Call.
Both combustion engine and plug-in hybrid variants of the CUPRA Leon scored highly in all areas: Adult Occupant 91%, Child Occupant 88%, Vulnerable Road User 71% and Safety Assist 80%.
The organisation re-evaluates its testing practices every two years and the latest refinements have made them the strictest and most thorough to date.
It is for this reason, that it is such a huge accomplishment for both the CUPRA Leon and Formentor as they have achieved the highest rating possible.
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