The GWM Ute was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in November 2020. This ANCAP safety rating applies to dual cab vehicles built from 1 August 2021 (from VIN LGWDCF195MJ623792 onwards) when production changes were introduced.
Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. A centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes is also standard on all variants.
Autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car and Vulnerable Road User) as well as a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK), and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS) are standard on all variants.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
NOTE: Initial ANCAP test results obtained through the full width frontal test and dynamic whiplash test identified deficiencies with the design of front head restraint and steering column components on vehicles built between September 2020 and July 2021. GWM subsequently introduced production changes to these components (vehicles built from 1 August 2021) and re-tests conducted by ANCAP confirmed improved performance.
GWM has confirmed affected components on vehicles already in-service (vehicles built between September 2020 and July 2021) will be replaced with the improved designs through targeted rectification action (service campaign) initiated from November 2021. This 5 star ANCAP safety rating will apply to vehicles built before 1 August 2021 once the rectification action is complete.
Vehicles built prior to 1 August 2021 without the service action complete are unrated.