5 star security scores for brand 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 score has additionally been earned by the Citroen C5 X, which entered the Australian market final 12 months.  

The Peugeot 308 and BMW i4 have recorded 4 star ANCAP security scores, falling in need of scoring thresholds required to attain the highest star score.  

Arriving onto Australian and New Zealand shores this month, the all-electric GWM Ora and the Alfa Romeo Tonale convey with them 5 star security scores following testing performed by ANCAP’s European counterpart, Euro NCAP, final 12 months.  

Each the Ora and Tonale carried out nicely in all 4 key areas of evaluation, providing good all-round efficiency for the safety of grownup and youngster occupants and weak street customers, and for his or her potential to actively keep away from a crash by means of standard-fit collision avoidance programs.

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

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

The Citroen C5 X additionally achieved the highest ANCAP security score of 5 stars – one star score stage larger 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 technique was proven to offer improved car-to-car AEB efficiency over the camera-only system fitted to autos bought in Europe.  

“The improved lively security specification and efficiency sees the Security Help rating for Australian-sold C5 X autos rise to 84% which is nicely 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 score that’s restricted to 4 stars.

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

A 4 star security score 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 programs fitted to locally-specified autos is of a better customary than the programs examined in Europe, but BMW didn’t put the automobile ahead to ANCAP for verification testing to substantiate efficiency of those programs.

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