New VW Amarok arrives with five-star security

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

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

Assessed towards 2020-2022 standards, the ANCAP security score for the 2023 Amarok is predicated on testing of the intently associated Ford Ranger, mixed with further frontal offset (MPDB) and aspect affect exams held on the Amarok.

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

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

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

“New automotive consumers utilizing the Amarok to move younger youngsters ought to notice, nonetheless, that the set up of kid restraints within the centre seat of the second row will not be really helpful as a prime tether anchorage will not be fitted on this place,” says ANCAP Security.

“As with the Ford Ranger and lots of different utilities and huge SUVs, the Amarok was proven to pose an elevated danger to occupants of oncoming autos 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 autos in ahead and turning situations. “Good scores have been awarded for the Amarok’s efficiency in emergency lane maintaining, lane hold 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 total “Sufficient” stage of efficiency.

“The twin cab ute phase is at all times very aggressive, and this five-star score now elevates the VW Amarok according to its modern friends,” says ANCAP chief government Carla Hoorweg.

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