The Kia EV6 (SUV) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class (sedan) havebeen awarded maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings. The Volkswagen Multivan PHEV has also been awarded 5 stars.
All three models have been assessed against ANCAP’s 2020-2022 requirements – demonstrating models across a range of market segments, brands and powertrains can continue to achieve the highest levels of safety for Australian and New Zealand consumers.
Kia EV6 battery electric vehicle (BEV)
All single and dual motor variants of the vehicle are covered by the 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
Achieved good all-round scores. Full points were scored for both the driver and rear passenger (female dummies) in the full-width frontal test – the only vehicle to achieve this full score against 2020-2022 criteria.
The Volkswagen Multivan plug-in hybrid (PHEV) - introduced to New Zealand consumers this month - becomes the fourth People Mover assessed under ANCAP’s 2020-2022 protocols.
ANCAP also announced a four star ANCAP safety rating for the Hyundai Palisade. This rating applies to all diesel Palisade LX2 models sold in Australia and New Zealand from November 2020.