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ANCAP 5-Stars for new Holden VF & WN (copyright image)

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4th June, 2013

Holden’s new VF Commodore and WN Caprice range has been awarded a maximum five star ANCAP safety rating. The new models arrive in Australian showrooms from next week onwards.

The five star rating applies to every new Commodore sedan, Sportwagon and Ute and long wheel base Caprice variant.

From the entry level Evoke sedan to the flagship Caprice V, every VF and WN variant is comprehensively equipped with advanced safety technology features including Auto Park Assist, rear view camera and front and rear parking sensors.

Holden also makes available Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Alert, Reverse Traffic Alert and Head-Up Display across a range of models.

This is in addition to the long list of standard safety features on Commodore and Caprice including front driver and passenger airbags, side curtain and new pelvis/thorax side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control with ABS, EBD, EBA and TCS, rear seat belt reminder that alerts the driver if the rear seats are unbuckled in transit, and flashing emergency stop lights.

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Furthermore, all Commodore sedan, Sportwagon and Caprice models are equipped with three ISOFIX child seat anchorage points across the back row.

Holden makes this globally proven child seat safety technology available to Australian families by offering the latest ISOFIX anchorage system ahead of the technology’s official approval by Standards Australia. ISOFIX is an international system for attaching child restraints to vehicles that assists in correct seat fitment.

Holden’s Manager for Vehicle Structure & Safety Integration, Steve Curtis said achieving ANCAP’s five star safety rating reinforces Holden’s commitment to making safety accessible to all Australians.

“We worked extremely hard to advance every key safety metric across the new Commodore and Caprice range,” he said.

“Commodore is a popular family car, but what most large cars haven’t been able to offer before is three ISOFIX fastenings across the back seat.”

“Research suggests around 70 per cent of conventional Australian child safety seats are fitted incorrectly, which means ISOFIX technology will become an important feature for families with young children.”



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