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by Matt Brogan

GM Holden has today announced that for the first time ever its entire range of locally manufactured passenger cars have been awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP rating.

The MY10 (model year 2010) range, to be released next month, will feature a five-star score on Commodore sedan and Sportwagon variants as well as Statesman and Caprice models.

The result comes compliments of such safety features as six airbags, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBA and EBD as well as Traction Control on all models.

MY10 models also include a steering column energy absorber that helps prevent knee injuries and a passenger seat belt reminder.

“We’ve always been very confident in these vehicles’ real world safety capabilities but even so, it is very rewarding to receive this third party endorsement,” said Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Alan Batey.

“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 International models that have been converted to LPG also scored a five-star result.

Commodore utility models remain with a four-star result.




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