ANCAP’s assessment, based on physical crash data obtained by Euro NCAP, awarded the new Discovery large SUV a 90 percent adult occupant protection rating (34.25 out of 38 points), an 80 percent child occupant protection rating (39.45 out of 49 points) and a rating of 75 percent for pedestrian protection (8.8 out of 12 points).
Side and pole impact tests yielded maximum ‘good’ protection ratings, however frontal testing revealed insufficient pressure in the driver’s airbag, allowing the driver’s head to contact the steering wheel with points deducted accordingly.
Standard safety equipment for the Discovery range includes high and low speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, electronic stability control including roll-over mitigation, lane departure warning, pretensioning seatbelts in all outboard seating positions, and front, front seat side, and full-length curtain airbags.
“The Discovery earned its 5 star safety rating showing strengths in structure, design and equipment,” ANCAP CEO James Goodwin said in a statement.
“Crash test dummy readings indicated good levels of protection of all critical body regions in the side impact test as well as the more severe side pole test. Protection of the knees and femurs for both the driver and passenger in the frontal offset test was also good.”