ANCAP Safety Ratings are published for a range of new passenger, sport utility (SUV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) entering the New Zealand and Australian and New Zealand markets, using a rating of 0 to 5 Stars.
ANCAP safety ratings indicate the level of safety a vehicle provides for occupants and pedestrians in the event of a crash, as well as its ability-through technology- to avoid or minimise the effects of a crash. These independent safety ratings are used to compare the relative safety between vehicles of a similar mass.
These Safety Ratings are determined based on a series of internationally recognised, independent crash tests and safety assessments- involving a range of destructive physical crash tests an assesment of on-board safety features and equipment and performance testing of active collision avoidance technologies.
Vehicles will be evaluated against four key areas from January 1st 2018.
- Adult Occupant Protection
- Child Occupant Protection
- Pedestrian Protection
- Safety Assist
There is a range of tests and assesments conducted in each area, with vehicles required to meet the minimum score thresholds for each star rating level. The overall star rating is limited by the lowest performing area of assessment.
Below is a breakdown of the Four Areas and the how they are Scored/Rated.