After the latest round of ANCAP testing, the Jeep Wrangler has been upgraded from a one-star to a three-star safety rating.
To achieve the upgrade, 2020 Wrangler models have had autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and blind-spot monitoring introduced as standard across the range.
ANCAP Chief Executive James Goodwin said: "These upgrades are welcome, and I commend the local supplier for moving to provide Wrangler buyers in Australia and New Zealand with collision avoidance capability,”
"While a three-star rating is still somewhat shy of the expected five stars, all upgraded models now have the ability to detect and assist with avoiding a crash with another vehicle – both in lower and higher speed scenarios."
"Unfortunately the upgraded AEB system fitted to updated models is not yet able to detect our most vulnerable road users in pedestrians and cyclists," he said.
It was also found that during the latest tests some structural deficiencies found in the initial testing had not been addressed such as A-pillar and cross-facia beam failure, footwell intrusion, high seatbelt loads and excessive pedal movement and may still remain a risk.
The Jeep Wrangler range is also lacking the availability of active lane support.
The three-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all two and four-door Wrangler variants built from November 2019.
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