17 Oct 2012

5 star performers launched at Australian International Motor Show

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today unveiled its presence at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) releasing 5 star results for the new Toyota Corolla hatch, Honda CR-V and Holden Colorado 7 SUV while showcasing another of its 5 star performers to motor show visitors - the Hyundai i45.

Launching publicly for the first time today, the Toyota Corolla five door hatch has achieved the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The Corolla comes equipped with seven airbags and Emergency Brake Signal (which activates the hazard lights automatically during emergency braking, alerting trailing vehicles) as standard on all variants. The Corolla achieved an 'Acceptable' pedestrian protection rating.

Also launching at AIMS is the SUV adaptation of the Colorado utility - the Colorado 7 SUV. Following the awarding of a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the Colorado crew cab variants earlier this year, the Colorado 7 SUV has also achieved the top ANCAP safety rating of 5 stars. As with the utility, the SUV also achieved an 'Acceptable' pedestrian rating.

The new fourth-generation Honda CR-V compact SUV has improved on its previous safety rating, rising to a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. A reversing camera is standard from the entry variant while safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist technologies will be introduced for some variants from 2013. The CR-V achieved a 'Marginal' pedestrian protection rating.

This brings the number of 5 star vehicles tested and listed on the ANCAP website to almost 200.

"Consumers visiting the Motor Show can view the various displays with the knowledge that there are numerous 5 star choices across all vehicle categories and price points. The Corolla, Colorado 7 SUV and CR-V have now added to the list of 5 star choices," said ANCAP Chairman, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh.

"Accept nothing less is what ANCAP will be impressing on consumers at the show, and with so many 5 star choices now on the market as compared to only a fraction five years ago, we encourage all show-goers to come by the ANCAP display and check the ANCAP safety rating of their next new car. They will also be able to see first-hand how a 5 star car is designed to increase safety," Mr McIntosh said.

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

For a full list of ANCAP safety ratings and model specifications, and vehicle safety information visit ancap.com.au.

Honda CR-V (October 2012 - onward) frontal offset test at 64km/h