New Holden Equinox Scores Five Stars from Australasian New Car Assessment Program
The Holden Equinox is having a good week between launching in Australia and catching on with drivers, being named the official vehicle of MasterChef Australia, and adding Adam D’Sylva as its official ambassador. Right out of the gate, the Equinox now has a major accolade to its name—a five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating, earned thanks to a suite of intelligent active and passive safety features, including smart construction and advanced safety technologies.
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“Safety is Holden’s number one priority, especially for family vehicles like Equinox. I’m a parent of three and I know the peace of mind a five-star rating, and a car packed with safety features, can bring,” said Holden Vehicle Safety Manager Lindsay Mitchell.
“Equinox packs a huge amount of high-tech user-friendly safety features that are designed to be used frequently and intuitively without being confusing or overwhelming,” Mitchell added. “I personally love Equinox’s Safety Alert Seats that give the driver a small vibration on the side of the seat a hazard is present. It works really well, especially when you’ve got the kids in the back screaming over the car’s beeps!”
The Holden Equinox scored an overall score of 34.21 out of a possible 37, including 14.21 out of a possible 16 in Frontal Offset; 15 out of a possible 16 in Side Impact; 2 out of 2 in Pole; and 3 out of 3 in Seat Belt Reminders. The Equinox also earned a score of “good” in Whiplash Protection and “acceptable” in Pedestrian Protection.
Cutting-edge safety features offered on the new Holden Equinox LS+ and upward include Holden Eye forward facing camera system, which includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and Forward Collision Alert with Head-Up Warning; Side Blind Zone Alert; Safety Alert driver’s seat; rear cross traffic alert; and automatic high beam assist.