In the latest Euro NCAP rating, the international organisation also tested some high performance models. One of them is the new Cupra Leon, who received a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, passing the strict testing procedures with flying colours.

The achievement means that the Cupra Leon is the brand’s second car to receive such an accolade, after the Cupra Formentor received the same award earlier in the year.

Both the 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 car features a number of in-built safety systems that use sensor data to help meet the demands of the latest Euro NCAP tests, and, importantly, ensure the wellbeing of each occupant.

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These systems include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Traffic Jam Assist, High Beam Assist and Pre-Crash Assist. Add to these 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.