The all-new Audi Q3 and Toyota Granvia have been awarded five-star safety ratings from independent crash tester ANCAP.
ANCAP’s five-star rating for the Audi Q3 is carried over from earlier testing conducted by Euro NCAP.
The Q3 scored 95 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 88 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 76 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 85 per cent for Safety Assist.
It’s worth noting, the Q3 was awarded full points for its lane keep assist system.
"Tests of its lane support functionality showed good performance in all test scenarios including more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios that require the vehicle to intervene to prevent both unintentional and intentional lane crossing or run-off-road situations,” said Mark Terrell, ANCAP's chief technical officer.
At this stage, the five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all regular Q3 variants. The upcoming RS Q3 and Sportback variants remain unrated.
Toyota’s new Granvia people mover was also awarded a five-star safety rating following on from the result achieved by the HiAce van on which it’s based.
The Granvia scored 94 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 88 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 84 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 79 per cent for Safety Assist.
Interestingly, the Granvia is the first model in the segment to achieve five-stars against the “most stringent protocols.”
“The Granvia provides a range of well-performing safety technologies and features,” Terrell said.
“As a model which will be used to transport families and groups, it is pleasing to see side head-protecting airbags extend to all four seating rows.”
“Child occupant protection has also been prioritised with ISOFix and top tether anchorages available for all second and third row seats, and close to full marks achieved in the frontal impact and side impact tests. It is however important to note that the fourth seating row is not suitable for the transport of young children as top tether anchorages are not fitted.”
“The introduction of the Granvia provides consumers and fleet operators with superior levels of safety in this segment,” he said.
All Toyota Granvia variants are covered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating.
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