New Disco launches with top safety score
There’s a new-generation Land Rover Discovery about to launch in Australia and we can now confirm the model will arrive with a maximum safety score.
Confirmed today by ANCAP, the five-star safety rating covers all variants of the new Land Rover model and comes after Euro NCAP also awarded the model a maximum safety score.
2018 Land Rover Discovery ANCAP Results:
- Adult Occupant Protection – 90%
- Child Occupant Protection – 80%
- Pedestrian Protection – 75%
- Safety Assist - 73%
ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin, welcomed the strong result.
“Crash test dummy readings indicated good levels of protection of all critical body regions in the side impact test as well as the more severe side pole test.
“Protection of the knees and femurs for both the driver and passenger in the frontal offset test was also good,”
“There was however insufficient pressure in the driver’s airbag which saw the dummy’s head contact the steering wheel and a penalty was applied in the scoring,”
“The Discovery is fitted as standard with all three grades of autonomous emergency braking – City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User – and all performed well during testing.” Mr Goodwin said.
We will have more on the new-generation Land Rover Discovery from the model’s Australian launch in the Northern Territory next week.