05 Jul 2023
Australian variants of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, hybrid variants of the GWM Haval Jolion, and battery electric variants of the Genesis GV70 and Genesis G80 have all been awarded five-star safety ratings by ANCAP, Australia and New Zealand’s independent voice on vehicle safety.
A five-star ANCAP safety rating for the Ford Mustang Mach-E battery electric vehicle was first published in December 2022 for New Zealand variants. With the Mustang Mach-E now available to Australian consumers, ANCAP has extended the rating for the Small SUV to cover Australian and New Zealand variants, excluding the GT.
Full points were scored for protection offered to the driver in the side impact and oblique pole tests of the Mustang Mach-E, as well as child occupants in the side impact and frontal offset tests.
The front structure of the Mustang Mach-E presented a relatively high risk to occupants of an oncoming vehicle, and a 3.45 point penalty (out of 4.00 points) was applied. Examining its collision avoidance capability, it offered Good performance for its lane-keeping and autonomous emergency braking capability, however its AEB Backover and driver fatigue systems do not default ‘ON’ at the start of each journey so points were not awarded in these areas.
Five-star ratings have also been available for ICE variants of the GWM Haval Jolion, Genesis G80 and Genesis GV70 – applicable from the time of local market introduction. These ratings now extend to the Jolion Hybrid, G80 Electrified and GV70 Electrified following additional destructive crash testing (frontal offset and oblique pole tests) undertaken to confirm comparable safety performance and high voltage battery integrity.
The additional two tests undertaken on the GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid demonstrated comparable safety performance to the originally-tested petrol variants.
For the Genesis G80 Electrified and GV70 Electrified, the additional tests also demonstrated comparable levels of safety performance. The post-crash assessment of the G80 Electrified however revealed that the automatic door locking function did not release following the frontal offset crash test. Genesis has undertaken to implement a production fix.
“With these new results, there are now over 100 battery electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen models rated by ANCAP which hold a five-star ANCAP safety rating – providing plenty of choice to consumers across a range of vehicle brands, models and price-points,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.
Full details on the safety performance of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, GWM Haval Jolion, Genesis G80 and Genesis GV70, which were tested against ANCAP’s 2020-2022 rating criteria, can be viewed here.
To help make a safe and green choice, ANCAP safety ratings for all alternative-powered models can be searched, filtered and sorted here.
Ford Mustang Mach-E (Dec 2022 – onwards) - full width frontal test at 50km/h
Ford Mustang Mach-E (Dec 2022 – onwards) - side impact test at 60km/h
Ford Mustang Mach-E (Dec 2022 – onwards) - oblique pole test at 32km/h
GWM Haval Jolion (May 2021 – onwards) hybrid - frontal offset (MPDB) test at 50km/h
GWM Haval Jolion (May 2021 – onwards) hybrid - oblique pole test at 32km/h
Genesis G80 (Dec 2020 – onwards) Electrified - frontal offset test at 50km/h
Genesis G80 (Dec 2020 – onwards) Electrified - oblique pole test at 32km/h
Genesis GV70 (Jul 2021 – onwards) Electrified - oblique pole test at 32km/h
Genesis GV70 (Jul 2021 – onwards) Electrified - frontal offset MPDB test at 50km/h
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