Australian crash testing body ANCAP has awarded the increasingly popular GWM Haval Jolion a maximum 5-star safety score in the latest round of test based on new stringent testing criteria.
The Chinese SUV managed scores of an impressive 90% for adult occupant protection, 84% for child occupants, 64% for vulnerable road users, and 92% for safety assist features. Keep in mind GWM’s other core vehicles including the GWM Ute and GWM Haval H6 medium SUV already carry the highest safety ratings under the latest 2020-22 ANCAP protocols.
“There has been a significant amount of interest in a rating for this model and it has been shown to offer a high standard of safety,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg. The Jolion stood up well to the full width frontal test and the oblique pole test, though only managed ‘Adequate’ and ‘Marginal’ results for the chest and legs of the driver in the frontal offset test.
A ‘Marginal’ result was also recorded for the chest of the rear passenger in the full width frontal test and pelvis of the driver in the side impact test, whereas all other critical body regions in these tests rated as ‘Good’. Citing the Jolion’s center airbag, ANCAP said the car gave a ‘Good’ level of protection to both front seat occupants. Whiplash protection for front and rear seat occupants also scored well, as did the protection offered to child occupants in the side impact test. The head of the 6-year child dummy was assessed as ‘Adequate’ in the frontal offset test, as was the chest of the 10-year child dummy. Neck protection for both child dummies in this test was assessed as ‘Marginal’.
Where the GWM Haval Jolion particularly impressed was in its active collision avoidance capability – achieving an overall Safety Assist score of 92%, ANCAP said. The Jolion achieved full marks for its lane-assist system performance, and its ability to prevent a crash with an oncoming vehicle in turning-across-path scenarios.
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) car-to-car performance was rated as very good, with the Jolion detecting and preventing contact with another vehicle across the majority of test scenarios. Atop the front, front-side, curtain and front-center airbags (7 in total), the Jolion also offers:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Car, junction, backover, cycles, pedestrians
- Lane-keep assist and monitoring
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Traffic sign recognition
- Driver attention monitoring
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Safe exit warning
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