ANCAP 5 Stars for Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb, Holden Spark and Jaguar XF
The 2016 Kia Sportage, Holden Spark, Jaguar XF and Skoda Superb have achieved 5 Star ANCAP ratings.
ANCAP HAS AWARDED four recently launched vehicles 5 star safety ratings. While ANCAP has awarded the recently released Holden Spark with a 5 star safety rating, ANCAP CEO James Goodwin, said that while the new Spark was a big improvement over its predecessor it lacked some safety features present on its Europe-released sibling.
“The updated Spark is a big improvement on the model it replaces but it is lacking in more advanced safety features such as a lane support system which was standard on its European counterpart.”
The Kia Sportage (all variants) which launched late last year has also been awarded a five star rating by ANCAP, realising 34.62 out of 37. “The Sportage performed well in testing and includes emergency brake assist, hill launch assist and reversing collision avoidance as standard but unfortunately Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is only offered on the most expensive variant,” Goodwin said.
The refreshed Jaguar XF which arrived Down Under earlier this year also achieved a five star safety rating. “The XF has a high standard of safety features buyers would expect in this sort of vehicle including AEB City and Interurban. It scored the highest pedestrian rating of ‘Good; and is fitted with an active bonnet.”
The new Skoda Superb received a five star safety rating on 2WD models only and was praised for offering a raft of active safety systems. “The updated Superb introduced a driver knee airbag as standard and also has AEB City and Interurban along with numerous other safety assist technologies,” Goodwin said.