The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has just announced the safety score of the VinFast VF 8 electric car model is quite good, but some limitations still need to be overcome during testing.
Euro NCAP has just announced the safety test results for Vietnam’s VinFast VF 8 electric car model, achieving a maximum rating of 4/5 stars. Notably, Euro NCAP evaluates according to new criteria applied from 2023, so there will be some differences compared to previously tested competitors.
Euro NCAP safety test applied to VF 8 Plus version with full standard safety features and technology: 11 airbags including central airbag in the front seats, technology package Active driver assistance (ADAS) with automatic emergency braking (AEB) or lane keeping assist.
According to Euro NCAP’s announcement, VinFast VF 8’s scores have quite clear differentiation. The segment of protecting adult passengers (76%), protecting pedestrians in case of collision (77%) and safety assistance systems (79%) have quite equal scores. Only the child protection category of VinFast VF 8 is outstandingly high at 89%.
In the safety support system category, VinFast VF 8 also nearly achieved the maximum score. The automatic braking function works well in most cases. The lane keeping assist system is also stabilized, including adjusting the vehicle’s path when deviating from the lane and intervening in emergency situations.
However, Euro NCAP also mentioned some points they found that VinFast VF 8 still has limitations such as the unoptimized dashboard structure, potentially causing danger to people sitting in the next seat with adult bodies or poor posture. strange sitting.
In addition, the driver’s knee airbag deploys without an optimal position, causing the area inside the leg to be unprotected, causing the vehicle to lose points. Chest protection was also only scored sufficiently for both front seating positions in the test crashing into the protective barrier. During the side crash test, the side airbags continued to deploy incorrectly and become stuck, and the automatic braking feature did not operate properly during the frontal crash test.
In March this year, VinFast VF 8 achieved the highest safety certification of the Southeast Asia New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP). Having the Euro NCAP certification shows the company’s efforts to participate in Western markets such as the US and some markets from Europe.