Euro­pean Holden Com­modore gets five-stars


The forth­com­ing Holden Com­modore ZB will be im­ported into Aus­trala­sia from Europe. So, too, is its just-re­leased crash-test rat­ing.

The ZB has just been awarded a five-star rat­ing by the Aus­tralasian New Car Assess­ment Pro­gramme (ANCAP), which in­cludes the New Zealand Au­to­mo­bile As­so­ci­a­tion and NZ Gov­ern­ment among its mem­bers.

The new Holden achieved an over­all adult oc­cu­pant score of 93 per cent and a child oc­cu­pant pro­tec­tion score of 85 per cent.

The ZB comes equipped with a range of safety fea­tures in­clud­ing Au­ton­o­mous Emer­gency Brak­ing (AEB), For­ward Col­li­sion Warn­ing (FCW) and Lane Keep As­sist (LKA).

The five-star rat­ing ap­plies to all 2018 Com­modore vari­ants in­clud­ing lift­back and wagon mod­els.

How­ever, no ZB Com­modores were harmed in the cre­ation of this ANCAP score. The re­sults are ac­tu­ally based on crash tests car­ried out by par­ent or­gan­i­sa­tion NCAP in Europe, us­ing the Opel In­signia – the car on which the lat­est Com­modore is based.

While there has been some Aus­tralian re-en­gi­neer­ing of the car, the ba­sic struc­tures re­main the same and the Euro­pean Holden of­fers ‘‘com­pa­ra­ble safety per­for­mance’’ to its Opel cousin, says ANCAP.

The ac­tual model tested by NCAP was an In­signia Grand Sport 1.6 CDTi turbo-diesel.

Five-star rat­ing ob­tained for Opel In­signia also ap­plies to all ZB vari­ants: lift­back and wagon.

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