The 2017 Holden Astra is being launched in Australia this week with ANCAP awarding it a five-star rating based on EuroNCAP testing.

THE 2017 HOLDEN ASTRA is being launched to Australian motoring journalists this week (Practical Motoring is attending) with ANCAP announcing, overnight, a five-star rating for the hatchback. The result is based on testing conducted by EuroNCAP.

The ANCAP score card (based on EuroNCAP testing) showed the Astra realised 32.86 out of 38 for adult occupant protection, 41.24 out of 49 for child occupant protection and 30 out of 36 for pedestrian protection. The Astra was tested by EuroNCAP in 2015.

“The new Astra will enter showrooms with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating providing another new option for consumers in the competitive small car segment,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin.

The caveat is that this rating applies only to the RS and RS-V hatch variants which come with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) as a standard feature. The Astra R is unrated.

“Real world safety benefits are being achieved by these important safety technologies and we encourage consumers to choose a model with these technologies fitted,” Goodwin added.


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