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Great Wall Motor’s (GWM) Dual Cab Ute has recently received 5 stars from independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY.

The GWM Ute was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in November 2020.

The models produced from August 2021 onwards were tested against the most stringent 2020-2022 protocols and has proven to be able to provide a high level of safety to occupants and other road user.

It has received 86 percent in adult occupant protection, 87 percent in child occupant protection, 67 percent in vulnerable road user protection, and 73 percent in safety assist.

Among its safety features include:

  • Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags
  • A centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes
  • Autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car and Vulnerable Road User)
  • Lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA)
  • Lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK)
  • Advanced speed assistance system (SAS)

Safety deficiencies, however, were revealed in the performance of front head restraint and steering column components in GWM Ute models built between September 2020 and 31 July 2021.

“Those who have already purchased a vehicle built prior to August 2021 should return their vehicle to their local dealership and have the no-cost rectification action completed in order for that individual vehicle to meet the 5 star standards and ensure they have the safest vehicle available,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

Fleet managers and operators who have the GWM utes built between September 2020 and 31 July 2021 are strongly advised to have the rectification action completed as soon as possible so that their vehicle can also meet 5 star ANCAP safety requirements.

A full copy of the technical report can be found here.