Five star safety for Holden's locally built passenger cars
2010 Holden Commodore SV6
28th August, 2009
For the first time ever, Holden’s entire range of locally
manufactured passenger cars have been awarded the maximum five-star Australasian New Car Assessment
Programme (ANCAP) rating.
The five-star rated Model Year 10 (MY10) range - Commodore sedans, Sportwagon, Statesman and Caprice
- will be launched next month.
The result reflects the long list of safety features found standard across Holden’s VE and WM range.
Features include six airbags, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which incorporates Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and
Traction Control System (TCS).
The MY10 range includes a steering column shroud energy absorber that helps to reduce driver knee
injuries and a front passenger seat belt reminder.
Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Alan Batey said the result provided further assurance to
Commodore, Statesman and Caprice buyers.
“We’ve always been very confident in these vehicles’ real world safety capabilities but even so,
it is rewarding to receive this third party endorsement,” Mr Batey said.
“The five-star result reflects our rigorous approach to all aspects of vehicle safety.”
“We are committed to a policy of continuous improvement which is highlighted with the launch of
this exciting range.”
VE Commodore sedans and special edition International sedans that are converted (at the Holden
factory) to dual fuel LPG also receive the five star safety rating.