New VW Amarok arrives with five-star security

The subsequent era Volkswagen Amarok has acquired a five-star security score from the Australasian New Automobile Evaluation Program (ANCAP) Security.

It’s attributable to arrive at dealerships in Might, priced from A$50,990 plus on-road prices.

Assessed towards 2020-2022 standards, the ANCAP security score for the 2023 Amarok is predicated on testing of the carefully associated Ford Ranger, mixed with further frontal offset (MPDB) and aspect affect exams held on the Amarok.

The Volkswagen Amarok comes outfitted as commonplace with twin frontal, aspect chest-protecting and aspect head-protecting curtain airbags, in addition to a driver and passenger knee airbag. A centre airbag which gives added safety to entrance seat occupants in aspect affect crashes can also be a typical providing.

A mixture of “Good” and “Sufficient” harm danger scores had been noticed throughout the vary of crash exams that includes grownup dummies, with some areas of “Marginal” efficiency famous. 

“Good ranges of safety had been noticed for each little one dummies within the two Baby Occupant Safety crash exams, and full factors had been scored for the safety of kids in these exams. 

“New automobile patrons utilizing the Amarok to move younger youngsters ought to observe, nonetheless, that the set up of kid restraints within the centre seat of the second row is just not really useful as a high tether anchorage is just not fitted on this place,” says ANCAP Security.

“As with the Ford Ranger and plenty of different utilities and huge SUVs, the Amarok was proven to pose an elevated danger to occupants of oncoming automobiles in a crash, and a 3.57 level ‘compatibility’ penalty was utilized.” 

ANCAP Security says the Volkswagen Amarok is fitted with a broad vary of collision avoidance techniques able to responding to pedestrians, cyclists and different automobiles in ahead and turning situations. “Good scores had been awarded for the Amarok’s efficiency in emergency lane holding, lane maintain help, car-to-car autonomous emergency braking (AEB) exams, and car-to-cyclist AEB exams. 

Automobile-to-pedestrian AEB check situations revealed an total “Sufficient” stage of efficiency.

“The twin cab ute section is all the time very aggressive, and this five-star score now elevates the VW Amarok according to its up to date friends,” says ANCAP chief government Carla Hoorweg.

Click on here for extra on the Amarok’s security efficiency.