September 28, 2023

The following era Volkswagen Amarok has obtained a five-star security score from the Australasian New Automobile Evaluation Program (ANCAP) Security.

It’s resulting from arrive at dealerships in Might, priced from A$50,990 plus on-road prices.

Assessed in opposition to 2020-2022 standards, the ANCAP security score for the 2023 Amarok relies on testing of the intently associated Ford Ranger, mixed with further frontal offset (MPDB) and facet affect exams held on the Amarok.

The Volkswagen Amarok comes outfitted as commonplace with twin frontal, facet chest-protecting and facet head-protecting curtain airbags, in addition to a driver and passenger knee airbag. A centre airbag which gives added safety to entrance seat occupants in facet affect crashes can be a normal providing.

A mixture of “Good” and “Satisfactory” harm threat scores had been noticed throughout the vary of crash exams that includes grownup dummies, with some areas of “Marginal” efficiency famous. 

“Good ranges of safety had been noticed for each youngster dummies within the two Baby Occupant Safety crash exams, and full factors had been scored for the safety of youngsters in these exams. 

“New automotive patrons utilizing the Amarok to move younger youngsters ought to observe, nevertheless, that the set up of kid restraints within the centre seat of the second row shouldn’t be really useful as a prime tether anchorage shouldn’t be fitted on this place,” says ANCAP Security.

“As with the Ford Ranger and plenty of different utilities and huge SUVs, the Amarok was proven to pose an elevated threat to occupants of oncoming automobiles in a crash, and a 3.57 level ‘compatibility’ penalty was utilized.” 

ANCAP Security says the Volkswagen Amarok is fitted with a broad vary of collision avoidance programs able to responding to pedestrians, cyclists and different automobiles in ahead and turning situations. “Good scores had been awarded for the Amarok’s efficiency in emergency lane protecting, lane preserve help, car-to-car autonomous emergency braking (AEB) exams, and car-to-cyclist AEB exams. 

Automobile-to-pedestrian AEB take a look at situations revealed an general “Satisfactory” degree of efficiency.

“The twin cab ute section is all the time very aggressive, and this five-star score now elevates the VW Amarok in keeping with its modern friends,” says ANCAP chief government Carla Hoorweg.

Click on here for extra on the Amarok’s security efficiency.