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.