While European and Japanese auto manufacturers have historically done well in getting good European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) safety ratings, a shift is starting to take place with the threat coming from an unexpected source.
Chinese vehicles, which have previously done poorly on crash safety tests, could very well top the ratings in the years to come. In fact, the grades of vehicles manufactured in China have seen steady improvements lately, according to EuroNCAP's rating.
It would, therefore, not be outrageous to predict that Chinese cars will take the lead by 2026. This can, at least partly, be attributed to recent and upcoming updates to the EuroNCAP test protocols and the deployment of V2X (vehicle-to-everything) technology by Chinese automakers.