Top safety for home-grown VF Com­modore

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ANCAP has an­nounced five-star safety rat­ings for the Holden Com­modore, Nis­san Pul­sar and Audi A3.

The VF Com­modore which has been de­signed and built in Aus­tralia for a global mar­ket has passed ANCAP test­ing with the full five-stars for safety. This top rat­ing ap­plies to all VF sedan, wagon and ute vari­ants of the home-grown icon, as well as the WN Caprice.

Dual frontal, side chest in­clud­ing pelvis pro­tec­tion and side head­pro­tect­ing airbags are stan­dard, as are ad­vanced seat belt re­minders for all pas­sen­gers. Other stan­dard safety fea­tures pro­vided across the model range in­clude re­verse traf­fic alert, trailer sta­bil­ity con­trol and emer­gency stop sig­nal. Blind spot mon­i­tor­ing, lane-keep­ing sup­port, day­time run­ning lights and fol­low­ing dis­tance warn­ing are some of the ad­di­tional safety as­sist tech­nolo­gies avail­able to VF buy­ers. ANCAP chair­man Lauch­lan McIn­tosh said Gen­eral Mo­tors Holden was to be com­mended for their ef­forts in de­vel­op­ing the VF Com­modore for the world stage.

“Safety per­for­mance has be­come a key de­ter­min­ing fac­tor for new car buy­ers in­clud­ing ma­jor fleets in Aus­trala­sia and in­ter­na­tional mar­kets,” Mr McIn­tosh said.

The tally of five-star cars avail­able to con­sumers in Aus­tralia and New Zealand has also grown with the Nis­san Pul­sar (all sedan vari­ants) and the Audi A3 (all 3-door and 5-door hatch and sedan vari­ants) both scor­ing the top safety rat­ing.

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

For a full run­down on the VF Com­modore, or the Nis­san Pul­sar call into Thomp­son Mo­tor Group, Be­nalla road Shep­par­ton. Or call Dom (Holden) or Gary (Nis­san) on 0358 222666.

For a full run­down on Audi A3 call into the Audi Cen­tre Shep­par­ton, 325 Mid­land High­way, or phone Kelvin on 5822 5811.

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