Triton rises to 5-stars

Triton rises to 5-stars

image116536_bxThe Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has awarded the new generation Mitsubishi Triton a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

It has also awarded 5-star ratings to the BMW i3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Renault Captur and Tesla Model S.

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Mini Cooper have scored 4 stars.

The first in a range of new light commercial vehicles (LCV) entering the Australasian market this year, the Mitsubishi Triton utility has risen to the top rating. This 5-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all Triton variants (all cab styles, engines and driven wheels).

“In terms of safety, LCVs continue to lag passenger vehicles with 57% of LCVs sold holding the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. In comparison, 90% of new passenger vehicles sold are 5 star rated,” says ANCAP chief executive officer Nicholas Clarke.

“This 5 star rating for the high-selling Triton is a great achievement as this will translate to increased safety on worksites and on our roads,” says Clarke.

Other ratings released today cover:

The Mini Cooper and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer both fell short of reaching the top rating, failing to reach minimum thresholds in the side impact and frontal offset tests respectively says ANCAP.

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