The CUPRA Leon has reinforced the brand’s dedication to delivering not only vehicles with performance in their DNA, but among the safest in the market. The brand’s high-performance compact car is the latest to receive a five-star rating in Euro NCAP’s stricter testing regime.
The CUPRA Leon joins the CUPRA Formentor, the first of the brand’s vehicles to go through the safety organisation’s new testing process, to be awarded top marks.
“CUPRA continues to deliver vehicles that mix not only contemporary performance but also maximum safety,” said 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 suite of safety and convenience technologies that use a range of sensor data to make it easier and safer to live with in daily life and 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. Add to these 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 and the CUPRA Leon delivers one of the safest vehicles available in the market.
The CUPRA Leon, both combustion engine and plug-in hybrid variants, scored highly in all areas: Adult Occupant 91%, Child Occupant 88%, Vulnerable Road User 71% and Safety Assist 80%.
The CUPRA Leon joins the CUPRA Formentor in achieving the highest rating possible, a huge accomplishment considering the organisation re-evaluates its testing practices every two years, and last year’s refinements have made them the strictest and most thorough to date.