Independent crash tester ANCAP has announced five-star safety ratings for the Lexus UX, Mazda 3, Range Rover Evoque, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Touareg.
The new Lexus UX scored an impressive 96 per cent for adult occupant protection while child occupant protection came in 88 per cent.
Mr James Goodwin, ANCAP Chief Executive said: “All FWD and AWD variants of the hybrid Lexus UX are fitted as standard with a range of safety assist features including AEB, lane support and blind spot monitoring, and ‘Good’ performance was seen across testing of these features.”
The new-generation Mazda 3 is off to a strong start scoring 98 per cent for adult occupant protection which ANCAP said was a record high. The Mazda also scored 89 per cent for child protection, 81 per cent for vulnerable road users and 76 per cent for safety assist.
When it came to the new Range Rover Evoque scores were generally strong, the only let down was safety assist where the car scored 73 per cent.
“The Range Rover Evoque offers a range of active safety assist systems, and tests of its autonomous emergency braking scored well. Tests of lane support functionality showed some ‘Good’ performance however the system does not intervene in more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios,” Goodwin said.
The new Toyota RAV4 scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child protection, 85 per cent for vulnerable road users and 83 per cent for safety assist.
“Petrol and hybrid-powered Toyota RAV4 models scored well across the range of tests, with strong performance of its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system seen across a range of speeds and scenarios with cars, pedestrians and cyclists. In the oblique pole test, engineers noted an issue with the deployment of the side curtain airbag and penalties were applied.”
The new Volkswagen Touareg could only manage an 89 per cent adult occupant rating and 88 per cent for child occupant protection.
“In the Large SUV segment, the Volkswagen Touareg offered ‘Good’ protection in side impact testing. ‘Marginal’ levels of protection were noted for the chest of the driver in both frontal crash tests and the oblique pole test,” Goodwin said.
ANCAP confirmed five-star ratings have been awarded to all variants of each model.
More: All News