More Australian compact SUV buyers can rest assured that their new vehicle comes with a top safety score after three popular models were handed five-star ratings.
The Australian testing authority, ANCAP, has just announced that the 2017 models of the Volkswagen Tiguan (AWD), BMW X1 and Jeep Renegade (front-wheel drive) had all qualified for the maximum safety rating.
ANCAP CEO James Goodwin saying that all three models performed well in physical crash tests and achieved good scores.
“The new Tiguan provides high and low speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology and an active lane support system as standard and this helps correct deviation if the car drifts out of lane.
“The X1 is also equipped as standard with AEB and goes one step further with an AEB system which can detect and brake for pedestrians. This is coupled with a pop-up bonnet which provides additional impact clearance.
“The Renegade offers good structural performance in a range of crash scenarios but when compared with other SUVs the lack of active safety technologies as standard is an obvious omission.”