Just weeks after the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) awarded its first 5-star safety rating to a Chinese vehicle, two more Chinese vehicle manufacturers have also achieved the top rating.
The LDV T60 dual cab enters the highly competitive utility market this week with a 5-star rating.
“This broadens the segment even further with added choice for safety-conscious consumers using their ute for work and weekends,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin. “The T60 performed well in our crash tests, although like all light commercial utes currently rated, it lacks autonomous emergency braking.”
ANCAP says the second Chinese vehicle, the Haval H2, has enhanced its appeal to consumers with a 5-star safety rating for all variants of the H2 small SUV.
“Haval came close with its large SUV, the H9, which scored 4 stars when rated last year but the H2 improves on that rating, reaching 5 stars through increased levels of occupant protection,” Mr Goodwin said.
The 5-star rating for the H2 applies to models sold in Australia from October 2015, and New Zealand from August 2017.
The Honda CR-V also achieved the top safety rating in ANCAP’s latest round of results.