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Mazda Premacy 'safest' for pedestrians in latest NCAP tests

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The Renault Scenic, Nissan Almera Tino and Citroen Picasso have shared the honours in the latest Euro NCAP crash tests, each scoring three out of five star front and side impact ratings.

The test on five mini-MPVs, however, saw the Mazda Premacy score one of the highest marks ever for pedestrian safety - three stars. NCAP said of this score: “This is the second car ever to gain three stars in this part of the test. The Daihatsu Sirion was the first.

“The Premacy's front is more friendly to pedestrians.”

The fifth mini-MPV tested was the Mitsubishi Space Star, which scored a three star front and side impact rating and a two for pedestrian safety.

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