ANCAP has put GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid for testing to see if it also fits in the safety assessment as a petrol-powered variant.
The answer is yes, it does, with the Jolion Hybrid receiving the same five-star rating, complete with a 2022 date stamp.
These ratings are broken down into scores of 90 percent for adult occupant protection, 84 percent for child occupant protection, 64 percent for vulnerable road user protection, and 92 percent for safety assistance.
The Jolion Hybrid has undergone front offset and additional slant pole tests to verify the integrity of the battery and high voltage electrical system.
The small SUV stood up well for the full-width front and slant pillar tests, though it managed only ‘Marginal’ and ‘Adequate’ results for the driver’s chest and legs in the front offset test.
‘Marginal’ results were also recorded for the rear passenger’s chest in the full-width front test and the driver’s pelvis in the side impact test, while all other critical body areas in this test were rated as ‘Good’.
Citing the Jolion’s central airbag, ANCAP said the car provided a ‘Good’ level of protection for both front seat passengers. 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 six-year-old mannequin was rated ‘Satisfactory’ in the forward offset test, as was the chest of the 10-year-old mannequin. Neck protection for both child dolls in this test was rated as ‘Marginal’.
Car-to-car autonomous emergency braking (AEB) performance was rated as excellent, with the Jolion detecting and preventing contact with another vehicle across most test scenarios.
However, its ability to avoid accidents with pedestrians and cyclists is mixed.
On top of front, side, curtain and front center airbags (seven in total), Jolion offers:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Cars, intersections, rears, bicycles, pedestrians
- Lane-keep helping
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear cross traffic warning
- Traffic sign recognition
- Driver attention monitoring
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Safe exit warning
“With these new results, there are now more than 100 ANCAP-rated battery electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen models that hold a five-star ANCAP safety rating – providing consumers with plenty of choice across a range of vehicle brands, models and price points,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.
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