The achievement means that the CUPRA Leon is the brand’s second vehicle to receive such an accolade, after the CUPRA Formentor received the same award earlier in the year.
Both combustion engine and plug-in hybrid variants of the CUPRA Leon scored highly in all areas: Adult Occupant 91%, Child Occupant 88%, Vulnerable Road User 71% and Safety Assist 80%.
The CUPRA Leon features a number of built-in safety systems that use sensor data to help meet the demands of the latest Euro NCAP tests, and more importantly, ensure the wellbeing of each occupant within the vehicle.
Systems in this model include Traffic Sign Recognition, Traffic Jam Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Pre-Crash Assist and High Beam Assist. The car also features 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. The CUPRA Leon delivers one of the safest vehicles available, all while providing extraordinary performance on the road.
“CUPRA continues to deliver vehicles that balance both performance and 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 joins the CUPRA Formentor in achieving the first five-star rating for the CUPRA brand. This is a huge accomplishment considering Euro NCAP re-evaluates its testing practices every two years, and last year’s refinements have made them the strictest and most thorough to date.