Being virtually the same auto, except for the slightly different body style, the two managed the same score in all categories: 96 percent for adult occupant protection, 84 percent for child occupant protection, 74 percent for pedestrian and cyclists protection and 76 percent for safety assist systems. The automaker also reiterated that the vehicle "meets or exceeds federal safety requirements in every market in which it is sold". In the frontal offset test, Euro NCAP reported that the "connection between the A-pillar and the trans-facia beam was damaged in a way that indicated the structure would be unable to withstand higher loads". The vehicle goes through the usual frontal offset crash test as for the Indian cars but also has a side impact, a full frontal test and several pedestrian tests too. In the full-width rigid barrier test, the driver's chest protection was rated as marginal and neck protection was rated as weak.
Although not an official comment, it's believed that if the Jeep tested by the Euro NCAP had been equipped with the upcoming AEB system, its rating would be considerably higher, although no specifics were given. Another part of the report talked about how the deformation of the footwell showed the limit of the structure's integrity.
More information on the test can be found at Euro NCAP.
The Wrangler performed better in whiplash and lateral impact tests, earning a good rating.
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The so-called vulnerable road users testing - mainly for pedestrians and cyclists - came in at 49 per cent, while safety assist was given at 32 per cent, with points earned for front and rear seatbelt reminders and driver-set speed limiter, but marked down for lack of lane support and AEB.
The Gladiator was revealed at the recent Los Angeles motor show ahead of its launch in North America next year and in Australia in early 2020. In Europe, that job falls to the Euro New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). It scored 45 per cent for adult occupant safety.
"This result proves that Volvo Cars continues to be an industry leader in safety, constantly pushing the envelope in advancing new technology", said in a statement Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre. While the Panda's compartment remained stable for the frontal offset test, the readings on the test dummy showcased weak chest compression.