There’s nothing worse than scoring a zero in a crash test, in fact in any test. To be the first ever to score a zero in a test though, the shame would simply be unbearable.
The shame here lies on the revised Fiat Punto, reworked from the 2005 version. It scored the unprecedented rating due to low scores from its crash performance, culminated by a lack of key technologies such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Support Systems.
It is essentially an old car but that should’ve been enough motivation to place more emphasis on fitting safety technologies to counteract its dated crash performance, said Thatcham Research.
Thatcham Research also stressed that such systems are now a priority as beginning of 2018, vehicles without standard-fit AEB systems won’t be able to achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating.