Euro NCAP has released safety ratings for five new cars.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 and TUCSON and the Toyota Yaris Cross all achieved a top rating of five stars, while the new Hyundai BAYON was awarded four stars.

Ford’s new all-electric crossover SUV, the Mustang Mach-E, is equipped with a centre airbag, deployable bonnet for vulnerable road user protection and a host of advanced driver assistance features.

Hyundai impressed with its all-electric IONIQ 5 and TUCSON, gaining 5-star ratings and Hyundai BAYON achieving 4 stars.

The crossover SUV BAYON doesn’t have the centre airbag but comes with robust crash protection and crash-avoidance features which helped to secure its four-star rating.

The Toyota Yaris Cross was tested partly in Australia and Europe and its result is published in collaboration with sister organisation ANCAP.

In addition to its traditional safety crash and safety tests, Euro NCAP retested two light commercial vans: the Ford Transit and the Ford Transit Custom, after Ford made seat belt reminders as standard for all occupants across the European market. The move has resulted in gold medals for both models.