ANCAP ratings heat up SUV competition

ANCAP ratings heat up SUV competition

ANCAPThe BMW X1 and the new Volkswagen Tiguan have received five-star ANCAP ratings.

Both models reduce the risk of serious injury to pedestrians by their active bonnet which raises the hood of the car in a crash.

The BMW X1 takes that approach one step further with the inclusion of automatic emergency call, e-call, which alerts emergency services if the vehicle is involved in a crash through its telematics and intelligent navigation systems.

AA network support manager Philip Collings says manufacturers are including pedestrians in vehicle safety from higher-end to mid-range cars.

AA-Master-Logo-CMYK-U“We’re going to see a lot more of this feature, particularly with vehicles coming out of Europe, which again adds another edge to the competition in new vehicles,” he says.

Both vehicles come equipped with emergency brake assist (EBA), electronic stability control (ESC) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD).

The full list of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) vehicle safety ratings, other vehicle safety information and the specifications of the rated vehicles are available online at ancap.co.nz or rightcar.govt.nz.

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

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