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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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