Two more small vehicles available in Australia have been given a five-star crash test rating by the Australian New Car Assessment Programme – ANCAP
The top of the range Lancer rated highly for occupant protection following a series of crash tests: a frontal offset, a side offset and a pole test. The model tested was the top-spec model, which includes head-protecting side air bags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC); both prerequisites for a five-star rating under ANCAP’s rating methodology. The lower spec Lancer scored four stars.
The Hyundai i30, which also includes side curtains and ESC, achieved five stars after a recent modification improved the vehicle’s knee impact area, which ANCAP had raised as an issue. The New Zealand i30 will receive the same upgrade. Similar to the Lancer, the lower spec i30 scores four stars.