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The Cupra Born electric hatchback has received a 5-star safety rating from ANCAP. Set to be released in Australia this month, it managed to achieve solid scores across key areas of assessment.

Currently, the Cupra Born, along with the GWM Ora, are the only two battery electric vehicle models in the Small Car segment to have a five-star safety rating against the 2020-2022 rating criteria.

According to ANCAP, the electric hatchback has received scores of 93% in Adult Occupant Protection, 89% in Child Occupant Protection, 73% in Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 80% in Safety Assist.

Standard across all variants are dual frontal, side chest-protecting, and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags. It also has a centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes.

The Born also has autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car, Vulnerable Road User and Junction Assist) as well as a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK) as standard features on all variants.

“It’s great to see another fully electric model enter our market with the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, Carla Hoorweg.

“The momentum for safe and green models is growing, and this rating will provide further confidence to consumers and regulators to embrace safety and environmental credentials as a non-negotiable package,” Ms. Hoorweg added.

A full list of safety features and technologies used on the Cupra Born can be found here.

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