ANCAP awards 5-star ratings across a range of models

By June 2, 2022 Safety

The Kia EV6, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volkswagen Multivan have all received a 5-star ANCAP safety rating after being tested against ANCAP’s 2020-2022 criteria.

The Kia EV6 scored 90% in adult occupant protection, 87% in child occupant protection, 64% in vulnerable road user protection and 88% in safety assist.

The vehicle is fitted with 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), and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS).

“The Kia EV6 is equipped with the range of collision avoidance systems we’ve come to expect in today’s five star cars, and it performed particularly well for its ability to prevent collisions with cyclists, and oncoming vehicles in avoidance tests simulating intersection turns,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class scored 91% in adult occupant protection, 90% in child occupant protection, 80% in vulnerable road user protection and 84% in safety assist.

All variants include 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).

“The C-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to be tested against ANCAP’s 2020-2022 protocols, and it has not disappointed,” said Ms Hoorweg

The Volkswagen Multivan scored 90% in adult occupant protection, 89% in child occupant protection, 69% in vulnerable road user protection and 79% in safety assist.

The vehicle has autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car, Vulnerable Road User and Junction Assist) and a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK).

“As the first PHEV people mover to be rated by ANCAP, it’s pleasing to see Volkswagen have provided both a safe and environmentally-friendly option to their customers.”

“Today’s results demonstrate that models across a range of market segments, brands and powertrains can continue to achieve the highest levels of safety for Australian and New Zealand consumers,” Ms Hoorweg added.

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