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Beth Twigg

Beth Twigg

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Euro NCAP has awarded the Tesla Model Y and the Genesis GV60 the maximum five-star rating

Good news if you've been debating a Tesla lease or a Genesis lease - both have achieved top marks in the latest round of Euro NCAP's safety testing with two of their newest vehicles.

If you've never heard of it before, Euro NCAP - or the European New Car Assessment Programme - is an independent body that was set up to improve vehicle safety. Its rating system - with no stars the worst score and five stars the best - gives you a quick way to easily compare different cars based purely on how safe they are.

The star rating is broken down further by Euro NCAP into four different categories (adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection, and safety assist), with each category receiving a percentage score out of 100 depending on how well the car performs in the relevant safety tests.

It's a great way of not only being able to see at a glance how safe the car you're looking at leasing is, but also how it performed in the areas you're most interested in - for example, how well a six-year-old child would be protected. 

This latest round of testing has included two of the hottest cars of the moment: the Tesla Model Y and the Genesis GV60.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y safety rating

The latest addition to the covetable line-up, the Model Y is proving especially popular as a Tesla business lease, with customers able to benefit not only from the latest technologies but also - because the Model Y is an EV with zero emissions - the reduced Benefit-in-Kind tax and running costs.

The Tesla Model Y has been awarded the full five-star Euro NCAP rating, scoring particularly high for adult occupant protection and safety assist, with a percentage score of 97% and 98% respectively - a near-perfect score for both.

And with an 87% score for child occupant protection and 83% for vulnerable road users, the Model Y is shaping up to be not only one of the best new cars on our roads, but also one of the safest - music to your ears if you've been eyeing up a Tesla Model Y lease.

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Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60 safety rating

The Genesis GV60 was launched in the UK earlier this year, and it's the first electric car to be released by the South Korean company - a luxury offshoot of Hyundai.

It's a stunning car with a tech-laden and extremely comfortable cabin - and with the Genesis GV60 being granted the full five-star Euro NCAP score, it's as safe as it is good-looking.

In the individual categories, it hasn't shaped up quite as well as the Model Y, with an adult occupant score of 89% and a child occupant score of 87%, but don't let that stop you from opting for a Genesis GV60 lease for your next car. With the level of safety kit on offer, it's still a phenomenal car that'll do a fantastic job of helping to keep you safe.

Both cars also have an advanced eCall system, which alerts the emergency services in the event of a crash, and a system that applies the brakes after impact so you can rest easy knowing that even if the worst should happen, your car is working hard to keep you as safe as possible.

Also included in this latest round of testing was another hot EV, the BMW i4 (a Carparison office favourite) which achieved a very respectable four-star Euro NCAP score, and the Kia EV6, which also achieved four stars. 

With EVs shaping up to be some of the safest cars on our roads, there's never been a better time to make the switch to an electric car lease, and enjoy all the benefits that come with it - including zero-emissions driving, exemption from congestion charges, and reduced running costs. 

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