It’s terrific to see that 5-star ANCAP safety ratings are becoming almost the norm in our new vehicles.
Another three new models have been given the top rating – the new Subaru BRZ, Holden Colorado and the Hyundai i30.
The news is particularly good for Holden with the previous model Colorado criticized for only carrying a 3-star rating.
The Colorado joins the Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50, Volkswagen Amarok, and Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon utes in holding the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
Hyundai welcomed the top rating for their new i30 which joins the Elantra, Accent, i40 range, and Veloster with the top safety score.
Marketing Director Oliver Mann says the result reflects Hyundai’s commitment to safety.
“It is further testament to Hyundai’s continued commitment to bringing industry-leading occupant and pedestrian safety within reach of all Australians.”
And the new Subaru BRZ which was launched today also gets the top star rating.
The model, co-developed by Toyota, boasts safety features including dual front, side, curtain and drivers knee air-bags, 53% of the body is also constructed with high tensile steel.
The BRZ scored 34.4 out of a maximum 37 in crash tests and continues Subaru’s all 5-star ANCAP rated line-up.