Holden Astra Scores 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating - Except Entry-Level Astra R Photo:

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Trevor Collett | Nov, 08 2016 | 0 Comments

The all-new Holden Astra, set to launch in Australia this month, will kick off its sales campaign with the backing of a maximum 5-star safety rating.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today confirmed the rating, using data from its sister Program in Europe, Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP rated the Astra at 86 percent for adult occupant protection and 84 percent for children.

Safety assist features scored 75 percent for the new Astra while pedestrian safety was rated at 83 percent or ‘good’, which is the maximum rating.

“The new Astra will enter showrooms with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating providing another new option for consumers in the competitive small car segment,” ANCAP CEO James Goodwin said.

ANCAP said the Astra’s structure saw it perform well across a range of tests, however the Program has left the entry-level Astra R variant out of the loop due to its lack of standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems.

“Real world safety benefits are being achieved by these important safety technologies and we encourage consumers to choose a model with these technologies fitted,” Mr Goodwin added.

The Astra R will therefore be ‘unrated’, with the 5-star rating applying only to the mid-spec Astra RS and range-topping Astra RS-V.

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