Toyota HiAce gets 5 stars…Jeep Wrangler gets 1-star ANCAP rating
Following its dismal 1-star EuroNCAP rating, the Jeep Wrangler has realised a 1-star ANCAP rating while the new Toyota HiAce has scored a 5-star rating.
The all-new Toyota HiAce has scored a 5-star rating in the latest round of ANCAP testing with the new Nissan Leaf also scoring 5 stars while the all-new Jeep Wrangler slumped to a 1-star rating.
ANCAP boss, James Goodwin, called the HiAce result a “landmark achievement for the Commercial Van segment”.
“This rating shows a new level of market maturity, with modern safety design being prioritised by the majority vehicle brands regardless of the segment or intended use of the vehicle.”
“For many, the vehicle is their workplace and Toyota should be applauded for providing the same level of safety in the HiAce as we see in today’s passenger cars and SUVs,” Mr Goodwin said.
The all-new Jeep Wrangler, which was launched in Australia last week, mirrored its EuroNCAP result by scoring just 1-star with ANCAP. While the Wrangler was heavily penalised because it doesn’t have autonomous emergency braking (although this will be available later this year), a key element to ensure eligibility for five-stars, it was the vehicle’s crash performance that was a real shock. The Wrangler realised scores of just 50% for Adult Occupant Protection, 49% for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 32% for Safety Assist.
By way of comparison, the Suzuki Jimny which scored a 3-star rating realised socres of 73% adult occupant protection, 84% child protection, 52% vulnerable road user protection and 50% safety assist.
“The safety performance of the Wrangler is limited, falling well shy of the expected standard in three of the four key areas of assessment.”
“Chest protection was a concern for the driver and rear passenger in each of the frontal crash tests; a number of penalties were applied for structural deformation and potential leg injury hazards; and base variants lack autonomous emergency braking altogether,” Mr Goodwin said.
ANCAP made its assessment after reviewing EuroNCAP test results.