The Vauxhall Insignia car has been given a five star score in the adult occupant safety category after a series of exhaustive Euro NCAP checks were carried out.
To achieve the rating the vehicle scored 35 points out of a maximum 37 – it was also granted four stars for child protection and two stars for its pedestrian protection qualities.
Hans Demant, vice president of engineering for General Motors Europe, pointed out that the Insignia’s body structure design and occupant restraint systems are all designed to satisfy current and future global crash safety standards.
He said: "We designed, engineered and built the Insignia to be one of the safest cars on the road and the way it performed in the Euro NCAP tests confirms the relevance of our technical solutions."
Intelligent Adaptive Forward Lighting is one especially safety-conscious feature of the Insignia. This system allows the cars headlamp beam to automatically alter according to the road and weather conditions that the driver faces.
Written by Bobby Minter