ANCAP has announced five-star ratings for the new Subaru Impreza, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Fiat 500X.

ANCAP TODAY ANNOUNCED five-star ratings for the all-new Subaru Impreza, Fiat 500X and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In doing so, ANCAP took a swipe at both the new Impreza and Fiat 500X which offer autonomous emergency braking and lane keeping assist in top-spec models only.

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“It’s disappointing these technologies have not been provided as standard across their respective model ranges and for the safety of all road users we want to see an increase in the fitting of this technology,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin.

“The release of these ratings sees a diverse spread of models meet the highest safety standards,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Goodwin.

“The Small Car and Compact SUV categories are highly competitive and the Impreza and 500X carry the 2016 datestamp providing consumers with a leading choice in their respective categories,” he said.

“The E-Class has been awarded a 2016 datestamp and provides a long list of standard safety features and technologies including all three grades of autonomous emergency braking, an active bonnet for increased pedestrian protection and pre-crash systems which prepare for an impact to minimise occupant injury.”

The 5-star rating for the Fiat 500X applies to all front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants built from July 2016. The Impreza and E-Class ratings apply to all variants.

The Fiat 500X managed an impressive 36.12 out of 37 and that’s despite being criticized for not having key active safety equipment available in all variants. The Subaru Impreza rated 35.80 out of 37 and the E-Class was tested by EuroNCAP and so doesn’t have the same ‘out of 37’ score as cars tested locally, instead it scored 36.29 out of 38.


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