5 star security scores for brand spanking new market entrants

ANCAP Security has launched 5 star security scores for the GWM Ora and Alfa Romeo Tonale that are new entrants to the Australian and New Zealand markets.  

A 5 star security ranking has additionally been earned by the Citroen C5 X, which entered the Australian market final yr.  

The Peugeot 308 and BMW i4 have recorded 4 star ANCAP security scores, falling wanting scoring thresholds required to realize the highest star ranking.  

Arriving onto Australian and New Zealand shores this month, the all-electric GWM Ora and the Alfa Romeo Tonale deliver with them 5 star security scores following testing carried out by ANCAP’s European counterpart, Euro NCAP, final yr.  

Each the Ora and Tonale carried out properly in all 4 key areas of evaluation, providing good all-round efficiency for the safety of grownup and little one occupants and susceptible highway customers, and for his or her skill to actively keep away from a crash by means of standard-fit collision avoidance methods.

“Strong efficiency throughout the board makes the GWM Ora the one battery-electric powered automobile within the Small Automobile section to carry a 5 star ANCAP security ranking in opposition to the 2020-2022 take a look at standards,” ANCAP chief govt Carla Hoorweg.

“The 5 star ranking for the Alfa Romeo Tonale hybrid sees it added to a rising record of Small SUVs with robust and inexperienced security credentials,” Ms Hoorweg added.

The Citroen C5 X additionally achieved the highest ANCAP security ranking of 5 stars – one star ranking stage increased than the 4 star C5 X bought in Europe – owing to a extra superior autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system fitted to Australian-supplied autos.  A camera-radar ‘fusion’ AEB system is fitted as customary to C5 X autos equipped in Australia, and this method was proven to supply improved car-to-car AEB efficiency over the camera-only system fitted to autos bought in Europe.  

“The improved energetic security specification and efficiency sees the Security Help rating for Australian-sold C5 X autos rise to 84% which is properly inside our necessities for 5 stars.” 

As with the Citroen C5 X, Security Help efficiency is of an improved customary on the Australian-specified Peugeot 308 when in comparison with the usual European variant.  Sadly, decrease scores within the Grownup Occupant Safety evaluation of the Peugeot 308 lead to an total ranking that’s restricted to 4 stars.

“It’s good to see Stellantis opting to supply their Australian clients with a system that gives an enhanced stage of energetic security efficiency,” Hoorweg says. 

A 4 star security ranking additionally carries by means of from European testing to battery-electric BMW i4 autos bought in Australia and New Zealand.  BMW suggested ANCAP that the AEB and lane assist methods fitted to locally-specified autos is of a better customary than the methods examined in Europe, but BMW didn’t put the car ahead to ANCAP for verification testing to verify efficiency of those methods.

Full particulars on the protection efficiency of the GWM Ora, Alfa Romeo Tonale, Citroen C5 X, Peugeot 308 and BMW i4 may be seen at www.ancap.com.au/safety-ratings.