Tesla Model 3 sets top score for Euro NCAP safety assist test

The sedan received a perfect score in the front offset deformable barrier crash.

Tesla's Model 3 has been praised by the Euro NCAP crash test organization, receiving a five-star overall rating.

The all-electric sedan received a 96-percent rating for adult occupant protection, 86 percent for child occupants, 74 percent for pedestrian safety, and 94 percent for safety assist technology -- a new record for the NCAP's most recent testing protocol.

"The Tesla Model 3 made a strong debut with a perfect score in the frontal offset deformable barrier crash test, a mainstay of Euro NCAP's assessment since its inception in 1997," the testing organization said. "Its performance in the Safety Assist tests particularly impressed, thanks to its superb driver assistance systems like lane support, speed assist and autonomous emergency braking."

The Model 3 has not yet been put through a full series of tests from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, though it has received glowing marks from the US testing organization for its 'superior' automatic emergency braking and 'good'-rated headlights.

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