High security scores for Mercedes-Benz GLC and upgraded Land Rover Discovery Sport

A five-star security score has been issued for the Mercedes-Benz GLC and upgraded Land Rover Discovery Sport by the Australasian New Automotive Evaluation Program (ANCAP).

Extra choices at the moment are accessible for safety-conscious customers trying to purchase a mid-size SUV, says ANCAP following latest security upgrades and reassessment in opposition to 2022 protocols for each.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC achieved a excessive Grownup Occupant Safety rating of 92%.

Full factors have been awarded for the safety of the driving force and baby occupants within the aspect affect take a look at, the driving force within the full width frontal take a look at, and entrance seat passenger within the frontal offset (MPDB) take a look at.  Safety supplied to the chest of the driving force within the indirect pole take a look at was nonetheless assessed as “weak”.

Concern was famous for the GLC’s design in stopping severe pelvic harm to a struck pedestrian with a “poor” affect safety score and nil rating recorded on this space of evaluation.

 Evaluation of the GLC’s lively security functionality demonstrated its effectiveness in responding to different automobiles, pedestrians, and cyclists via its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, which additionally consists of reversing and turning state of affairs, says ANCAP.

Good ranges of efficiency have been proven in these exams, with crash avoidance or mitigation demonstrated throughout the examined eventualities, it provides.

 Exams of the GLC’s lane help system confirmed “good” efficiency in lane hold help (LKA) eventualities, and “sufficient” efficiency within the extra vital emergency lane holding (ELK) eventualities.

“Mercedes-Benz continues to supply a complete security package deal to its prospects,” says ANCAP chief government Carla Hoorweg.

In the meantime, the present technology Land Rover Discovery Sport was first launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2015 the place it achieved a five-star score in opposition to the take a look at standards of the time. 

Following security upgrades launched to the Discovery Sport final 12 months, the Land Rover mannequin subsequently underwent a contemporary spherical of testing in opposition to the extra stringent 2022 take a look at standards the place it demonstrated continued five-star security efficiency throughout all areas of ANCAP’s evaluation.

 Enhancements to the AEB system fitted to the Discovery Sport noticed it obtain “good” leads to testing of its AEB Automotive-to-Automotive performance, together with in AEB Junction Help and AEB Automotive-to-Bicycle owner take a look at eventualities. Exams of its AEB Automotive-to-Pedestrian and lane help techniques confirmed “sufficient” efficiency.

Structurally, the safety supplied by the Discovery Sport to automobile occupants in a crash was sound, with a mixture of “good”, “sufficient” and “marginal” outcomes recorded. Factors have been deducted for the Discovery Sport’s efficiency in aspect impacts, because the aspect chest-protecting airbag didn’t deploy accurately.

“ANCAP’s assessments and automobile security have each come a great distance for the reason that Land Rover Discovery Sport was first assessed in 2014,” says Hoorweg.

“For a similar technology mannequin to be awarded five-stars in opposition to ANCAP’s more moderen protocols is a powerful achievement.”

The revised ANCAP security score for the Land Rover Discovery Sport applies to petrol variants offered from April 2022 in Australia and Could 2022 in New Zealand. 

The Discovery Sport SE P300e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is unrated.

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