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Mike Stevens | Aug 9, 2011

A new round of crash safety testing has seen 5 Star ratings handed out to four new models and one upgraded hatch this week, by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program.

Based on ANCAP and Euro NCAP testing, the Hyundai Accent, Peugeot 508, Lexus CTH200h, Volvo V60 and the Toyota Rukus have all earned top-shelf safety scores for the Australian market.

“ANCAP is pleased to see this bonanza of 5-star ratings in the interests of Australian motorists and we will continue to provide as many ratings as possible for consumers to assist their purchase,” ANCAP Chair Lauchlan McIntosh said.

 

Hyundai Accent

The Accent scored 35.66 points out of a possible 37 points in ANCAP's testing criteria. The passenger compartment holding its shape well, with only a slight risk of serious leg injury for the front occupants and a slight risk of chest injury for the driver.

Out of 16, a score of 14.66 was achieved for the offset crash test, and 16 out of 16 for the side impact test. A further two points were achieved in the optional pole test.

The small Hyundai's 5 Star rating applies to both four-door Sedan and five-door Hatch bodystyles.

 

Peugeot 508

Tested by Euro NCAP, the Peugeot 508's 5 Star rating has officially been carried over to the Australian market. The 508 scored 35.1 out of a possible 37 points, with a slight risk of serious chest injury and serious leg injury for the driver.

The Peugeot scored 15.46 out of 16 in the side impact crash test, with a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further two points were scored in the pole test.

 

Lexus CT 200h

Tested by Euro NCAP, the CT 200h's 5 Star rating has officially been carried over to the Australian market. The small Lexus scored 36.13 out of a possible 37 points, with the passenger compartment holding its shape well.

The CT200h scored 15.13 out of 16 in the offset crash test. There was a slight risk of serious leg injury for the driver and passenger and a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

A score of 16 was achieved in the side impact crash test and a further two points were scored in the pole test.

 

Volvo V60

Tested by Euro NCAP, the Volvo V60's 5 Star rating has officially been carried over to the Australian market. The rating applies to models with Volvo's five-cylinder diesel engine and front-wheel-drive configuration.

The V60 scored 36.34 out of a possible 37 points, with the passenger compartment holding its shape well. The testing showed a slight risk of serious leg injury for the driver and front passenger, and a slight risk of serious chest injury for the front passenger.

The Volvo scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

 

Toyota Rukus

Following a successful pole test conducted by ANCAP, all Rukus variants have had their safety rating upgraded from 4 Star to 5 Star.

Overall, the Rukus scored 32.61 out of a possible 37 points, with the passenger compartment holding its shape well, although protection from serious leg injury for the driver was rated as marginal.

The Toyota scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, all Australian state governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

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