Holden Cruze Gains Five-Star Safety Rating
The new Holden Cruze will|
be released in early June.
12th May, 2009
The all-new Holden Cruze has joined the top-selling
Commodore Omega sedan and Sportwagon models in receiving the maximum five-star Australasian New Car
Assessment Programme (ANCAP) rating.
Holden will launch the all-new Cruze into the Australian small car market next month with the
five-star safety rating following independent crash testing by ANCAP. Cruze scored 35.04 points out of a
possible 37 in the ANCAP testing.
A combination of its high-strength structure and a host of active and passive safety systems make
Cruze one of the safest cars in its class.
Holden Cruze's structure has been designed to provide maximum protection including front and rear
crush zones engineered to collapse in a controlled manner to absorb crash energy. A collapsible pedal
assembly also helps to reduce the chance of lower extremity injuries to the driver in a frontal
In addition to its extremely strong passenger compartment, Cruze includes a full range of active and
passive safety systems as standard across the range including:
- Electronic Stability Control;
- Traction control;
- Anti-Lock Brakes;
- Brake Assist;
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution;
- Six airbags including driver, front passenger, front side and curtain airbags; and,
- Seat belt reminders, retractor and lap pretensioners with seatbelt load limiters.
GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Reuss said safety was at the core of the vehicle's global
"We know that today's motorists want many things from a small car and that includes no compromises on
safety," Mr Reuss said.
"Incredibly high benchmarks were set as the Cruze was being developed and the results show. This is a
world-class car with a safety rating to match. We welcome ANCAP's response to Cruze's strong safety
Holden Cruze is the next vehicle in General Motors' portfolio of global products and enters the
Australian market equipped with bold looks, a high level of standard features and advanced interior styling
It will go on sale in early June powered by a 1.8 litre four-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine on the CD &
CDX or a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged common rail diesel engine on the CD model.