The Tesla Model X has just received a 5-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), building on its existing credentials from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tesla has a long track record of acing safety tests, so its latest accolade is not a huge surprise. It scored 94 percent for safety assist which is the same as the Model 3 scored earlier this year.
It also achieved an impressive 98 percent for adult occupation protection, making it a strong contender for 2019’s Best in Class. We’ll find out at the end of the year if Tesla has come out on top.
Euro NCAP mentions that the highest performing player in this round is undoubtedly the Tesla Model X, which registered 94% in the Safety Assist chapter, as well as the Tesla Model 3 that was tested earlier. This makes the two electromobiles the most efficient in this respect, according to the latest Euro NCAP protocols. Recently updated, Model X also achieved an impressive 98% score for adult occupant protection, making it a strong competitor in the Best in Class rankings.
Press Release: Model X’s top performance and score in Euro NCAP testing is notable for several reasons:
- It earned the highest overall rating to date in the 2018/2019 protocol for the Large Off-Road class.
- It earned the exact same overall score as Model 3 – showing that our large SUV is just as safe as our smallest and most affordable sedan.
- Model X achieved the exact same Safety Assist score that Model 3 got earlier this year, which is the highest ever recorded Safety Assist score under Euro NCAP’s current and most stringent protocol to date. And, these Model X tests were the first time an official safety rating organization has tested our new full self-driving computer.
- Model X achieved a near-perfect score in the Adult Occupant Protection category, scoring a full 8 out of 8 points on the Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier test, and 16 out of 16 possible points on the Side Impact tests.
All of these results are made possible by our all-electric architecture, which provides a low center of gravity, rigid passenger compartment, and large crumple zone. And, with our over-the-air updates, Model X (like all Tesla vehicles) continues to get even safer over time.