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All-New Isuzu D-Max achieves 5 star Euro NCAP rating

The All-New Isuzu D-Max is the very first pickup to be awarded a 5 star Euro NCAP rating, which is the maximum safety rating available to award vehicles.

What is Euro NCAP

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) is an independent organization that assesses the safety of new cars sold in Europe. Euro NCAP was established in 1997 to promote safer cars and to help consumers make informed decisions when purchasing a new car.

Euro NCAP conducts a series of crash tests on new cars to evaluate their safety performance in a variety of different scenarios, such as frontal impact, side impact, and pedestrian impact. The tests are designed to assess the car's ability to protect occupants in a collision, as well as the car's safety features and technology.

The results of the Euro NCAP tests are used to assign a safety rating to each car, with a maximum rating of five stars. The rating is based on a combination of the car's performance in the various crash tests, as well as the safety features and technologies that are available in the car.

The Euro NCAP safety rating has become an important factor for consumers when purchasing a new car, as it provides an independent and standardized assessment of a car's safety performance. The rating is also used by governments and safety organizations to promote the development and adoption of safer cars.

The technology in cars is now much more advanced than it was even just a few years ago, making certain models safer than ever before.

Euro NCAP will rate cars using stars, the more stars, the safer the vehicle is in the event of an accident.


When a car is awarded a 5 star Euro NCAP rating, it also means that safety features are readily available to all consumers across Europe. Euro NCAP define a 5 star rating as: ‘Overall excellent performance in crash protection and well equipped with comprehensive and robust crash avoidance technology’.

The All-New Isuzu D-Max’s are equipped with forward-facing stereo cameras and, as a result, every model comes with Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Limiter and Lane Departure Warning & Prevention System.

The D-Max’s E-Call System, which is designed to call the emergency services in the event of an accident, specifically when the airbags are deployed, has said to have contributed to scoring maximum points for rescue and extraction tests. The driver also has the ability to manually activate the E-Call using a button on the overhead console.

As well as rescue and extraction, the Isuzu D-Max also scored full points for the child occupant test, which tests against front and lateral collisions. In the event of an accident, children aged between 6 and 10 years old had maximum protection from stronger chassis, airbags and Isofix anchors.

The driver also has the opportunity to deactivate the passenger airbag when they are travelling with a rear facing car seat in the front passenger seat.

The Euro NCAP conditions are said to be much higher than previous years and Isuzu have introduced more ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System) upgraded airbags, larger brakes and alterations to the chassis which has contributed to the 5 star award.

The All-New Isuzu D-Max has a new chassis cab mount that is able to absorb more noise and vibration, making travelling in the D-Max a much smoother and quieter experience.

Isuzu D-Max Advanced Driver Assist Systems

You can expect a wide range of driver assist feature systems with the All-New Isuzu D-Max, including Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Lane Keeping and Blind Spot Monitor.

If you’re looking to upgrade to the All-New Isuzu D-Max , speak to the knowledgeable team here at Warrington Isuzu who would be happy to help you choose your next Isuzu D-Max pickup.

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