Lexus RX SUV range gets top ANCAP ratings

Lexus RX SUV range gets top ANCAP ratings

Lexus’ RX SUV line has been given a 5-star safety rating from independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) following extensive crash tests.

ANCAP in particular praised the high level of standard safety features on RX, such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) (via the pre-collision safety system (PCS)) and lane keeping assist (LKA).

“The RX joins a competitive SUV market and offers a range of safety technologies as standard, including AEB, lane support system and reverse collision avoidance,” says ANCAP chief James Goodwin.

“These new technologies can help avoid a crash in the first place, so we would urge consumers to look for a car with not only good structural performance, but with features to potentially prevent a collision.

“It’s encouraging to see the Lexus achieve the highest pedestrian protection rating of ‘good’, scoring maximum points for the protection provided to a pedestrian’s legs and pelvic region.

“In the frontal offset test the passenger compartment of the RX held its shape well and all doors remained closed, and there was good protection for the driver in the side impact test,” Goodwin adds.

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