Australasia's independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP Safety, has announced a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for all GWM Ute dual cab utilities built from 1 August 2021. The safety performance of the GWM Ute is a marked improvement on its 2 star predecessor, the GWM Steed, rated by ANCAP in 2016.

The Ute has been assessed against ANCAP's current and most stringent 2020-2022 test criteria, with models produced from August 2021 providing a high level of safety to occupants and other road users. The GWM Ute becomes the third vehicle in its segment to achieve five stars under the latest protocols.

GWM Ute models built from August 2021 performed well in ANCAP testing, achieving full points in side impact and far-side impact tests (for both adult and child occupants), full points in testing of active lane support system functionality, strong scores for driver protection in frontal impact crashes, and a high level of protection in rear impact whiplash crashes.

ANCAP's full width frontal and whiplash tests did however reveal safety related deficiencies with the performance of front head restraint and steering column components in GWM Ute models built between September 2020 and 31 July 2021. These deficiencies have now been addressed with GWM implementing design changes to all newly-built models to improve safety performance in these crash conditions. Additional ANCAP tests have verified improved performance.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. A centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes is also standard on all variants.

Autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car and Vulnerable Road User) as well as a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK), and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS) are standard on all variants.

comments powered by Disqus