The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has rated the updated VF Commodore and the WN Caprice a maximum five stars in its safety ratings, placing the vehicles among an exclusive group of top-rated vehicles. ANCAP’s safety rating applies to every new Commodore sedan, Sportwagon and Ute, as well as the long wheel base Caprice variant.
The Zeta-based VF Commodore and WN Caprice feature a comprehensive list of standard safety equipment and technology, including:
- Auto Park Assist
- Rear view camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Front driver and passenger airbags
- Side curtain and new pelvis/thorax side impact airbags
- Electronic Stability Control with ABS, EBD, EBA and TCS
- Rear seat belt reminder that alerts the driver if the rear seats are unbuckled in transit while flashing emergency stop lights
- Three ISOFIX child seat anchorage points across the back row (Commodore Sedan and Sportwagon, Caprice only)
Holden has elected to introduce ISOFIX, an international anchorage system for attaching child restorations to vehicles, ahead of the technology’s official approval by Standards Australia. The addition of the ISOFIX anchorage points is especially important given research mentioned by Holden Manager for Vehicle Structure & Safety Integration Steve Curtis that suggests that 70 percent of conventional child safety seats in Australia are fitted incorrectly.
In addition to the long list of standard safety equipment, Holden makes available advanced safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Alert, Reverse Traffic Alert and Head-Up Display across the range.