Petrol-powered small SUV gains five-star safety rating but hybrid unassessed
ANCAP has this week awarded a five-star safety rating to petrol-powered versions of the GWM Haval Jolion. Hybrid variants are unrated.
The safety body says that the GWM Haval Jolion was tested and assessed for its ability to physically protect occupants and other road users in a crash – through a suite of destructive crash tests – and its ability to prevent of minimise the severity of a crash with another vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist through a range of active collision avoidance performance tests.
Destructive crash tests of the Jolion showed Good levels of protection offered to the driver in the full width frontal test and the oblique pole test. Adequate and Marginal results were recorded for the chest and legs of the driver in the frontal offset test while 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, with all other critical body regions in these tests rated as Good.
The GWM Haval Joilion is fitted as standard with a centre airbag to protect against occupant-to-occupant contact in side impacts. It provided 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 six-year-old child dummy used in the test was assessed as Adequate in the frontal offset test, as was the chest of the 10-year-old child dummy. Neck protection for both child dummies in this test was assessed as Marginal.
ANCAP said the Jolion performed particularly well in its active collision avoidance capabilities and that it is capable of avoiding or mitigating the severity of a crash with another vehicle through its lane support (LSS) and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) functions.
The Jolion achieved full marks for its LSS performance, and its ability to prevent a crash with an oncoming vehicle in turning-across-path scenarios. AEB car-to-car performance was also very good, the Jolion detecting and preventing contact with another vehicle “across the majority of test scenarios”. ANCAP said the Jolion’s ability to avoid colliding with a cyclist or pedestrian “was mixed”.
The GWM Haval Jolion scored 90 per cent in the Adult Occupant Protection category, 94 per cent in the Child Occupant Protection category, 64 per cent in the Vulnerable Road User Protection category, and 92 per cent in the Safety Assist.
“This five-star ANCAP safety rating for the Jolion is the third awarded to GWM under ANCAP’s stringent 2020-2022 protocols,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.
“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.”
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