The Holden Trax has received a maximum five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
The Gamma-based subcompact crossover, known as the Chevrolet Trax elsewhere in the world except for Russia, where it wears the Tracker name, is launching this month in Australia, and sports an extensive list of standard safety features across the model range, including six airbags, a rear view camera, rear parking sensors, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), brake assist, electronic brake distribution and traction control. The Trax also provides the ISOFIX child seat anchorage system for attaching child restraints to help to ensure proper child seat fitment. The addition of ISOFIX on the Trax represents that all new Holden vehicles now feature ISOFIX as standard equipment.
Enabling the highly-successful global vehicle to earn the top safety scores is a strong structure made of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels, a reinforced safety cage, and impact-absorbing crush zones. The structure is designed to absorb energy during a crash, thereby helping preserve the structural integrity of the occupant compartment.
And since the Trax is a global vehicle, it meets global standards for protecting pedestrians against head injuries in the event of a crash by using energy-absorbing materials in the hood. The Trax also incorporates other energy-absorbing techniques to protect pedestrians by strategically using air space between the hood and hard objects underneath, such as the battery and engine, which could injure pedestrians.
The Trax’s five-star ANCAP rating joins similar top five-star scores in Europe and in Korea.