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Lexus RX reaches 5 stars with impressive list of standard safety

19 JANUARY, 2016

The 2015 Lexus RX hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

The leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today issued a 5 star ANCAP safety rating to the Lexus RX.

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,” ANCAP CEO Mr James Goodwin said.

“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,” he said.

“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,” he said.

“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.

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


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