New Range Rover gets top marks

ANCAP today announced the Range Rover Velar was the latest vehicle to be awarded its top safety gong.

ANCAP granted the five stars to the medium-sized SUV, citing good levels of protection for occupants in two different types of crashes –a T-bone crash and a road run-off.

“Maximum points were scored for adult occupants in these two lateral crash tests, and child occupant protection – which looks at the protection offered for a six year old and 10 year old child – was also good,” ANCAP Chief Executive Officer Mr James Goodwin said.

“Autonomous emergency braking is provided as a standard feature on the Velar, and it operates effectively at high and low-speeds, and can detect and react to pedestrians.”