04 October 2017
The new medium-sized luxury SUV, the Range Rover Velar, has today been awarded ANCAP’s top safety rating achieving high scores across all areas of assessment.
“The Velar arrives to our market with strong all-round safety performance resulting in a 5 star ANCAP safety rating,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Goodwin.
“Autonomous emergency braking is provided as a standard feature on the Velar, and it operates effectively at high and low-speeds, and can detect and react to pedestrians.”
The Velar saw ‘Good’ levels of protection offered to occupants in the side impact test which replicates a traditional ‘T-bone’ crash, as well as the oblique pole test which replicates a run-off road crash where the vehicle and driver’s head strikes a tree or light pole.
“Maximum points were scored for adult occupants in these two lateral crash tests, and child occupant protection – which looks at the protection offered for a 6 year old and 10 year old child – was also good.”
A ‘Marginal’ level of protection was recorded for the chest of the rear seat adult occupant in the full width frontal test.