Holden Sportwagon makes Aussie car-safety history

Holden Sportwagon makes Aussie car-safety history

Holden Sportwagon

Holden’s VE Sportwagon has become the first Australian made wagon to receive a maximum five star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

The result reflects the long list of safety features found standard across the VE Sportwagon range including six airbags, rear park assist and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which incorporates Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Traction Control System (TCS).

The Sportwagon range also has a steering column shroud energy absorber that helps to reduce driver knee injuries.  The Omega model features a passenger seat belt reminder.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director Simon Carr said Holden had always been very confident in this vehicle’s real world safety capabilities.

“As a family car there should be no compromise in safety and the ANCAP endorsement is a very clear indication that with Sportwagon there is no such thing.”

GM Holden is committed to making the passenger seat belt reminder feature standard across the VE range from mid 2009 production.

Click here to read a road test of the Holden Calais Sportwagon

Click here to read a road test of the HSV R8 Tourer

Holden Sportwagon

Holden’s VE Sportwagon has become the first Australian made wagon to receive a maximum five star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

The result reflects the long list of safety features found standard across the VE Sportwagon range including six airbags, rear park assist and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which incorporates Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Traction Control System (TCS).

The Sportwagon range also has a steering column shroud energy absorber that helps to reduce driver knee injuries.  The Omega model features a passenger seat belt reminder.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director Simon Carr said Holden had always been very confident in this vehicle’s real world safety capabilities.

“As a family car there should be no compromise in safety and the ANCAP endorsement is a very clear indication that with Sportwagon there is no such thing.”

GM Holden is committed to making the passenger seat belt reminder feature standard across the VE range from mid 2009 production.

Click here to read a road test of the Holden Calais Sportwagon

Click here to read a road test of the HSV R8 Tourer

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