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All-new Subaru XV gets five-star ANCAP rating

The all-new Subaru XV which launches next month has been given a five-star rating by ANCAP, the new Holden Astra sedan picked up five stars too. 

THE ALL-NEW SUBARU XV and Holden Astra sedan have been awarded a five-star ANCAP rating, with ANCAP boss, James Goodwin saying: “The Astra sedan and XV offer high levels of protection to occupants across a variety of crash scenarios including frontal, side and rear-end crashes”.

According to ANCAP, the Subaru XV (the rating is based on that of the Subaru Impreza; there was no crash testing performed on the XV) achieved a ‘Good’ pedestrian protection rating and a ‘Good’ rating for whiplash protection. The 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants and that’s despite AEB not being standard across the range… however, until 2018, whether a car has or doesn’t have AEB is not contingent on it achieving a five-star rating.

“As our requirements become more stringent next year, it will not be possible for new models to achieve a 5 star ANCAP safety rating without an effective AEB system fitted as standard,” Goodwin said.

Holden Astra Crash Test

The Astra sedan, on the other hand, doesn’t offer AEB at all. ANCAP said it’s pedestrian protection rating was ‘Acceptable’ and its whiplash rating was ‘Good’. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is not available on the Astra sedan.

The Subaru XV scored 35.80 out of 37: 14.80 out of 16 for the frontal offset test; 16.00 out of 16 for the side impact test and 2.00 out of 2 for the pole test. The Astra sedan scored 34.94 out of 37; 13.94 out of 16 for the frontal offset test; 16.00 out of 16 for the side impact test and 2.00 out of 2 for the pole test.


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Isaac Bober

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