"The new Jeep Wrangler - an award-winning vehicle with unmatched capability and worldwide appeal - meets or exceeds federal safety requirements in every market in which it is sold", it reads. 2018 Jeep Wrangler is now being launched in many countries around the world and India is also expecting the arrival of this Iconic SUV in its latest avatar.
In the latest round of Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) crash tests, the new-generation Jeep Wrangler has performed terribly and scored a single star safety rating. It must be noted, the Euro NCAP awarded this rating despite the Wrangler's flawless score on side-impact tests.
"The vehicle offers more than 70 advanced safety and security features, including four standard-equipment air bags and, starting in early 2019, an advanced Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system that combines the benefits of camera and radar technologies", it concluded.
Watch the Panda and Wrangler crash tests below and head over to Euro NCAP's YouTube channel to view the rest... It wasn't able to score more than 50 per cent in any of the test categories, and most concerning of all, it managed just 16 per cent when it came to Child Occupant Protection.
Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general, Euro Ncap stated, "It is truly disappointing to see a brand-new auto being put on sale in 2018 with no autonomous braking system and no lane assistance. It is high time we saw a product from the Fiat-Chrysler group offering safety to rival its competitors", said Euro NCAP secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen. "There were a number of issues with the Wrangler in impact testing too, in terms of deformation of the footwell and damage to connecting structures, while the make-up of the dashboard was seen to present a risk to occupants".
In the offset test, driver chest protection was rated as weak, while leg protection was marginal.
More information on the test can be found at Euro NCAP.
In child occupant crash tests, except for protection to the neck of the 10-year old dummy, which was rated weak, the protection offered was rated as good or adequate.
In fact, the Panda has become only the second vehicle ever to be awarded 0 star rating ever since Euro NCAP was founded in 1997.
The current Panda has been around since 2011, and was originally awarded a four-star rating when it was new.