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Christopher Bruce2012-12-21 15:30:15

Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107 Get Three-Star Euro NCAP Rating

Models previously had a four-star rating

 
 
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The cars will be updated soon with better equipment

The triplets that are the Toyota AygoAygo Gen.1Toyota Aygo Gen.1Japan, 2005 > 201454 versions
87 photos
, Citroën C1C1Citroën C1France, 2005 > 201436 versions
83 photos
and Peugeot 107107Peugeot 107France, 2005 > present42 versions
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have just learned that bar for safety according to Euro NCAP is always moving forward. All three cars previously held a four-star Euro NCAP score, but in the latest round of testing, they have been demoted to three stars. 

According to Euro NCAP, the cars “failed to keep abreast of latest safety developments and standards.”

The reason being that they do not have side impact airbags or electronic stability control standard. When they were tested in 2005 these items were not as important and earned them a higher score. In response, all three automakers have promised to add side thorax airbags, side head curtain airbags, stability control, a passenger seatbelt reminder and ISOFIX mounts by July 2013. 

Rivals like the Volkswagen UpUp! Gen.1Volkswagen Up! Gen.1Germany, 2011 > present107 versions
297 photos
2 videos
, , Ford KaKa Gen.2 [II]Ford Ka Gen.2 [II]United Kingdom, 2008 > 201326 versions
30 photos
, Kia PicantoPicanto Gen.2Kia Picanto Gen.2Republic of Korea, 2011 > present56 versions
49 photos
and Hyundai i10i10Hyundai i10Republic of Korea, 2007 > 201323 versions
47 photos
1 video
all had higher scores. 

Source: Autoexpress

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