[ESC Test] 2012 Renault Fluence ZE
Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and passenger seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is optional on some variants but is expected to be fitted as standard in sufficient numbers to meet Euro NCAP's 2011 fitment requirements.
2011 BMW X3 - ESC TEST
Electronic stability control is standard on the X3 and met Euro NCAP's requirements. There is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and passenger, but not for the rear seats. The X3 is not available with a speed limitation device.
2012 VW Jetta CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and front passenger. Volkswagen showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions. Rear seatbelt pretensioners and load- limiters are available as an option on the Jetta but were not fitted to the test car. The Jetta scored maximum points for its performance in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was rated as marginal, based on dummy readings of rib deflection. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta ESC TEST
Electronic stability control is currently optional in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. It is standard equipment throughout the remainder of Europe and its sales as standard are expected to exceed Euro NCAP's 2011 requirement of 95 percent. A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment for the driver and front passenger seats. There is no speed limitation device available for the Jetta.