14 Sep 2011

ANCAP welcomes 5 star Barina

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced a 5 star safety rating for the 2012 model Holden Barina.

ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, welcomed the Barina's 5 star rating and said it continued the growing trend of 5 star rated small cars available to the motoring public on the Australian market.

“It is good to see this popular small car now achieving a 5 star rating,” Mr McIntosh said.

The ratings apply to the hatch model being released in Australia in the last quarter of 2011 and the sedan variant to be launched in 2012.

The new Barina maintained its structure well during crash testing and comes with a full complement of air bags, anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC) and seat belt reminders as standard features.

For a full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings and other vehicle safety information, go to ancap.com.au.

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

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