Holden As­tra and Subaru XV earn 5 Stars

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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.

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