08 Oct 2012

Car safety on display at Australian International Motor Show

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) will participate for the first time as an exhibitor at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in Sydney from 18-28 October 2012.

Exhibiting amongst the world's biggest manufacturers, ANCAP will showcase 5 star safety to show-goers with one of its crash-tested cars on display.

The 5 star Hyundai i45 will be the key feature of the ANCAP stand, but it won't be a pristine, showroom-detailed model - rather one that has undergone an ANCAP frontal offset crash test.

The frontal offset test simulates hitting another car of the same mass travelling at the same speed. 40% of the car, on the driver's side, makes contact with a crushable barrier at 64 km/h.

The i45 achieved the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating with solid results across all physical crash tests and through the inclusion of safety features including six airbags, electronic stability control, emergency brake assist and seat belt pretensioners.

Experienced ANCAP technical staff will be on hand to answer questions; show consumers how to check the safety rating of their current or prospective car; explain the future of ANCAP safety testing and vehicle safety technologies; and encourage consumers to "accept nothing less" than 5 star safety when purchasing their next car.

The media are invited to speak with ANCAP representatives at AIMS from 7.30am on Thursday, 18 October 2012. ANCAP will be located in Hall 5 of the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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.

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