The second-generation Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has been awarded five stars in the latest crash safety test by Euro NCAP, putting it on equal footing as the Velar and Discovery, both of which were recently awarded the five star rating.

The Evoque scored 94% for adult occupant safety, which is the highest ever achieved by any Jaguar Land Rover product. Child safety occupant is also commendable, with a score of 87%. Pedestrian and safety assist systems, on the other hand, are rated at 72% and 73% respectively.

To recap, the latest L551 Range Rover Evoque is almost dimensionally identical to its predecessor, but sits on the automaker’s new mixed-material Premium Transverse Architecture that’s both safer and offers more interior space than before. The platform also enables electrification technology – the Evoque can be had with a 48-volt mild-hybrid version, though a plug-in hybrid model is said to be announced at a later date.

The mild-hybrid (MHEV) system is paired with every launch engine except for the base 2.0L D150 2WD Manual. Every other variant comes with an nine-speed automatic transmission and AWD, with engines ranging from the 150 PS/380 Nm D150 to the 300 PS/400 Nm petrol turbo P300, which is good for 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) in 6.3 seconds.

GALLERY: L551 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque