A variety of the latest vehicles on the market have been awarded a five-star safety rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests.

The Tonale was said to meet ‘all the requirements’ for a five-star rating, while testers highlighted its inclusion of Attention Assist technology that is able to detect when a driver is losing concentration due to drowsiness. Its five-star rating was also rewarded despite the Tonale’s lack of centre airbags.

Both the Hyundai Tucson and Cupra Born were awarded five-star ratings in the latest examinations, as did the new Mercedes T-Class. The premium MPV was rated highly for adult occupant protection and child occupant protection – with scores of 91 and 93 per cent respectively – while Euro NCAP also awarded it a 90 per cent rating for its safety assistance technology.

Toyota’s Aygo X, however, missed out on the full five stars. Though it does feature autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to help protect vulnerable road users, it didn’t include the same technology adapted to protect pedestrians when the vehicle is travelling in reverse. It also lacked active bonnet technology which can be deployed to cushion the blow for a pedestrian in the event of a collision.

The electric BMW i4 also scored four stars, despite an 87 per cent rating for both adult and child occupant protection. It was let down by a 64 per cent mark for safety assistance technology.