Holden Astra and Subaru XV earn 5 Stars
The new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan earned an impressive five star ANCAP safety rating. Most notable was the XV’S high pedestrian protection score, with the Astra not far behind. “It’s good to see more and more vehicles entering our national fleet that take into account the safety of all our different road users,” says AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks. “Both cars would make safe family vehicles and come with a fair amount of safety assist technologies, but we would have liked to see AEB at least as an option on higher variants of the Astra. “Manufacturers will need to start including AEB as standard sooner rather than later as rating requirements become more stringent next year,” she says.