2016 Lexus RX gets Five Star Safety

2016 Lexus RX gets Five Star Safety

Five-star ANCAP safety score for new Lexus RX SUV.

The Australian crash test authority, ANCAP, has today announced the new 2016 Lexus RX range has qualified for a full five-star safety rating.

Not coming as a great surprise given all other current Lexus models that have been test also boast the top safety score, ANCAP tell us the RX SUV performed particularly well in the frontal off-set and side-impact crash test.

The new-generation Lexus RX was launched late in 2015 and now offers a five-star ANCAP rating.

ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin, telling Behind the Wheel Car News the five-star safety score is good news for premium SUV buyers.

“The Lexus RX was introduced to Australia and New Zealand in October 2015 and the ANCAP rating applies to all variants.

“The RX joins a competitive SUV market and offers a range of safety assist technologies as standard, including AEB, lane support system and reverse collision avoidance,”

“These new technologies can help avoid a crash in the first place and so we would urge consumers to look for a car with not only good structural performance, but with features to potentially prevent a collision,”

“It’s encouraging to see the Lexus achieve the highest pedestrian protection rating of ‘good’, scoring maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrian’s legs and pelvic region,”

“In the frontal offset test the passenger compartment of the RX held its shape well and all doors remained closed and there was good protection for the driver in the side impact test,” Mr Goodwin said.

The 2016 Lexus RX range is priced from $73,000.

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