Aussie Newcomers Receive 5-Star Safety Ratings

By February 16, 2023 Safety

Two new market arrivals have made stunning performances in safety tests. The new GWM Ora and Alfa Romeo Tonale have both received five-star safety ratings following testing conducted by ANCAP’s European counterpart, Euro NCAP.

Both vehicles shone in four key areas of assessment, offering good all-round performance for the protection of adult and child occupants and vulnerable road users, and for their ability to actively avoid a crash through standard-fit collision avoidance systems.

“Solid performance across the board makes the GWM Ora the only battery-electric powered car in the Small Car segment to hold a five-star ANCAP safety rating against the 2020-2022 test criteria,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

“The five-star rating for the Alfa Romeo Tonale hybrid sees it added to a growing list of Small SUVs with strong and green safety credentials,” Ms. Hoorweg added.

5-Stars for Improved Safety Specs

Meanwhile, the Citroen C5 X, released last year in Australia, received a 5-star safety rating. According to ANCAP’s media release, the C5 X is fitted with a camera-radar ‘fusion’ AEB system.

“The improved active safety specification and performance sees the Safety Assist score for Australian-sold C5 X vehicles rise to 84% which is well within our requirements for five stars,” said Ms. Hoorweg.

“It is good to see Stellantis opting to provide their Australian customers with a system that provides an enhanced level of active safety performance,” she added.

Ful details on the safety performance of the GWM Ora, Alfa Romeo Tonale, and the Citroen C5 X can be viewed here.

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