3 More Vehicles Shine in Recent Safety Assessment

By December 15, 2022 News

An assortment of petrol and electric vehicles have passed with flying colors in ANCAP’s latest recent round of safety assessments. This includes a 4-star safety rating for the Fiat 500e and 5-stars for both the BMW X! and the LDV MIFA 9.

“As we near the end of the year and our current protocol period, we’re seeing an interesting mix of models, powertrains, and performance,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

“This is a reminder to consumers to examine the safety credentials of the car you’re looking to buy, to ensure it offers the highest level of safety. The ANCAP website provides all this information and more, including the ability to search and filter results based on powertrain – for those who’re seeking a safe and green choice.”

Fiat 500e

The Fiat 500e is an electric light car that was first introduced in New Zealand in December 2022. It has scored 78% for Adult Occupant Protection, 79% for Child Occupant Protection, and 67% for Safety Assist. This results in a 4-star safety rating that applies to all New Zealand variants.

It has dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags. It also has a centre airbag to prevent occupant-to-occupant. However, occupant-to-vehicle interaction is not available.

Autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car and Vulnerable Road User) is standard, as is AEB Junction Assist for car-to-pedestrian scenarios. A lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW), and emergency lane keeping (ELK) are standard on all variants. Blind spot monitoring (BSM) is available in some variants. AEB Backover is not available.

A full list of safety features of this model can be found here.

LDV MIFA 9

The LDV MIFA 9 is an electric people mover that scored 93% in Adult Occupant Protection, 88% in Child Occupant Protection, 73% in Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 90% in Safety Assist. These scores gave allowed it to get a 5-star safety rating applicable to all battery electric variants.

The model scored perfect points for protection of the driver and small female rear passenger in the full-width frontal test. It is also notable for its favourable front-end design, which reduces potential injury to occupants of other vehicles.

Standard across all variants are dual frontal, side chest-protecting, side head-protecting, and centre airbags. It also has autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car, Vulnerable Road User, Junction Assist and Backover) as well as a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW), and emergency lane keeping (ELK), and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS) are standard equipment.

A full list of safety features of this model can be found here.

BMW X1

The BMW X1 is a petrol small SUV that scored 86% in adult occupant protection, 88% in child occupant protection, 76% in vulnerable road user protection, and 94% in Safety Assist.

The vehicle’s ability to avoid or mitigate a crash with pedestrians and cyclists through its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system when travelling forwards was rated as Good.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting airbags are standard as well as a centre airbag. Also standard across all variants are autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car, Vulnerable Road User, Junction Assist and Backover) as well as a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK) and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS).

A full list of safety features of this model can be found here.

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