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Mercedes-Benz X-Class scores highly in Euro NCAP rating

Mercedes’ forthcoming X-Class has gained a five-star rating in Euro NCAP testing, earning some of the highest-ever results for the pick-up sector.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class scored five stars in Euro NCAP tests
Mercedes-Benz X-Class scored five stars in Euro NCAP tests

One of eight vehicles to score a five-star rating in the latest results, the X-Class was awarded a Safety Assist score of 77% and a Child Occupant score of 87% – both of which are the highest ever figures recorded in the pick-up category – as well as 90% for Adult Occupant and 80% for Pedestrian.

The X-Class is also marked out as the first Pick-up to achieve a Euro NCAP five-star rating for its standard fit equipment since the Ford Ranger in 2012 and, along with the other vehicles tested, was praised for its use of standard-fit Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).

From next year, Euro NCAP will introduce testing on auto brake systems that can detect and mitigate cyclists as it increases its focus on automated vehicle functions.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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