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Driving a 5 Star Car... Oh What a Feeling!

23 JANUARY, 2012

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The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today released 5 star crash test ratings for the Subaru Impreza, the Subaru XV and the Toyota Camry.

ANCAP Chair, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh, said anyone looking to purchase a Subaru or Toyota can do so with the confidence that there is a model with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

"It is encouraging that manufacturers like Subaru are achieving 5 star performance for all the vehicles they produce for Australia," Mr McIntosh said.

"The small car category is highly competitive and manufacturers need every advantage to succeed.

"The Impreza result also applies to the Subaru XV, a high-riding version of the Impreza. It is pleasing that both vehicles also scored in the top category for whiplash protection for the front seat occupants."

Mr McIntosh also noted that the new Toyota Camry had performed very well in all crash tests and achieved a 5 star ANCAP rating.

Toyota has achieved 5 star ANCAP ratings for all its passenger car models.

"Both Subaru and Toyota now need to work on getting the top ratings for pedestrian protection. Many manufacturers are now scoring in the top category for occupant protection but more attention must be paid to protecting pedestrians as well."

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, all Australian state governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

To see how your car stacks up, visit the TAC’s www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au

For further information please contact Sarah Henderson on 0429 294 262.


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