ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings for the all-new Audi Q3 and Toyota Granvia, with both vehicles hitting local showrooms this month.
The headlining act is Toyota's new people mover, which is the first model in its segment to achieve a five-star result against the crash-testing firm's "latest, most stringent protocols".
Based on local testing of the related HiAce van, the Granvia scores 94 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 88 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 84 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 79 per cent for Safety Assist.
"ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that the crash test results of the HiAce apply to the Granvia. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants of the Toyota Granvia," ANCAP said in its media release.
Standard safety equipment across the Granvia range includes dual front, side, curtain and driver's knee airbags, low- and high-speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.
ANCAP does note, however: "the fourth seating row is not suitable for the transport of young children as top tether anchorages are not fitted".
The all-new Audi Q3, meanwhile, has its five-star Euro NCAP score carried over to the Australian market, applying to regular versions of the standard five-door crossover – though it will not apply to RS Q3 and Sportback models when they hit the market next year.
Audi's new-gen SUV performed well across all assessment categories, scoring 95 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 88 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 76 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 85 per cent for Safety Assist – including full marks for its lane keeping system.
"Tests of its lane support functionality showed good performance in all test scenarios including more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios that require the vehicle to intervene to prevent both unintentional and intentional lane crossing or run-off-road situations,” said Mark Terrell, ANCAP's chief technical officer.