Maximum Safety Mark for Commodore
Australian car maker General Motors (GM) Holden is celebrating after achieving the maximum crash safety rating for its VF Commodore.
The five star accolade was awarded by independent automotive safety body ANCAP, and applies to all models in the upgraded VF Commodore range.
ANCAP chairman Lauchlan McIntosh, said that safety is a major consideration for car buyers, and that GM is to be commended for its work in this area.
According to motoring.com.au, safety features in the maximum scoring range include twin front, front-side and head-protecting side curtain airbags as standard, and anti-skid brakes on all models.
Passengers also benefit from seatbelt reminders, while drivers get additional support from a reversing camera and traction control. Forward collision and lane departure warnings feature as standard in the VF Commodore's premium models.
Maximum five-star ANCAP safety ratings have also been awarded to the Nissan Pulsar sedan and all of Audi’s new A3 hatches and sedans.