Euro NCAP today releases the results for seven cars in five different categories, mostly aimed at consumers with families. The latest tests showed that all of the cars in the line-up received four stars in Child Occupant Protection – currently the maximum safety protection available on the market. The group included the Audi A4, Skoda Superb, Citroen Berlingo, Ford Kuga, the Volkswagen T5 Caravelle and the Hyundai i10 and Seat Ibiza compacts.

Topping the field were the new Seat Ibiza, Skoda Superb, Audi A4 and Ford Kuga, all of which received five star rating for Adult Occupant Protection.

Unlike the adult and child protection tests, no clear progress was seen in Pedestrian Protection despite new legislation and design rules introduced recently to make cars safer. Only three of the seven cars achieved a three star score in this rating.

The full ratings for all the cars can be seen in more detail at the Euro NCAP website.