Five stars for pres­tige pair

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THE lat­est Euro­pean pres­tige cars, the BMW 5 Se­ries and Alfa Romeo Gi­uli­etta, have both claimed a pre­dictable five-star rank­ing in the lat­est round of Euro­pean NCAP tests.

But the Mazda CX-7 was a four-star dis­ap­point­ment de­spite a five-star rank­ing in Aus­tralia.

The BMW and Alfa both scored bet­ter than 90 per cent for oc­cu­pant safety, and more than 80 per cent for child oc­cu­pant pro­tec­tion, with the BMW also get­ting a per­fect score for safety as­sist fea­tures.

The dif­fer­ence in rank­ings for the Mazda comes down to a new scor­ing sys­tem for the Euro­pean test­ing, which is tough on whiplash pro­tec­tion.

‘‘While we’re cer­tainly aware of the news sur­round­ing the Euro NCAP score for Mazda CX-7, all CX-7s sold here in Aus­tralia have a five-star ANCAP rat­ing and this has not changed,’’ Steve Maciver of Mazda Aus­tralia said.

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