The independent safety testing organisation Euro NCAP has awarded a maximum five-star rating to Renault’s latest Espace IV multi-purpose vehicle or MPV (minivan), which now has the same rating as the company’s Laguna II (2001), Mégane II (2002) and Vel Satis (2002). The Espace IV obtained the highest score ever in Euro NCAP testing, with 35.11 points out of a maximum 37 and Renault claims it is the safest MPV on the market.