Crash tester Euro NCAP has released its latest round of results – and the Vauxhall Adam has only scored four stars.
The stylish supermini was the only model of the five cars on test not to score 90 per cent or higher for adult protection, achieving a mark of 87 per cent.
It was also awarded the lowest mark for pedestrian safety – with a score of 65 per cent – and the joint lowest score for child safety, with a mark of 72 per cent.
But it is increasingly common for superminis to fail to pass crash tests with five stars. Of the 11 superminis tested in 2012 and 2013 to date, less than half have managed full marks.