Toyota Granvia, Audi Q3, SsangYong Korando score 5-star ANCAP rating

In the latest round of ANCAP crash testing and data analysis, a bunch of new vehicles that recently hit the market in Australia have received the full five-star rating. These include the new Toyota Granvia people mover, the new Audi Q3, and the SsangYong Korando.

Firstly, the Toyota Granvia. This is the replacement for the Tarago, based on the new HiAce. It’s available in six and eight-seat configuration, and, unlike the Tarago, comes powered by a turbo-diesel engine only. After analysing the data from crash testing of the HiAce, the new van has been awarded five stars for safety.

It scored 94 per cent in adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, and 84 per cent for vulnerable road user protection. Thanks to its on-board safety technologies, such as autonomous emergency braking fitted as standard, ANCAP also gave it a score of 79 per cent for its safety assist features. Speaking about the result, ANCAP chief technical officer, Mark Terrell, said:

“Child occupant protection has also been prioritised with ISOFix and top tether anchorages available for all second and third row seats, and close to full marks achieved in the frontal impact and side impact tests. It is however important to note that the fourth seating row is not suitable for the transport of young children as top tether anchorages are not fitted. The introduction of the Granvia provides consumers and fleet operators with superior levels of safety in this segment.”

Audi recently announced the new Q3 for Australia, and it’s good to see it has been given the full five-star rating right off the mark. ANCAP used Euro NCAP’s crash testing data to analyse the SUV’s performance for Australia and New Zealand, and found that it performed well in all areas.

The Q3 was given a score of 95 per cent for adult occupant protection, and 88 per cent for child occupant protection. It was also given 76 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and thanks to the standard fitment of tech such as autonomous emergency braking and lane support systems, it received 85 per cent for its safety assist capabilities. These scores apply to all Q3 variants, excluding the RS Q3 and Sportback, which remain unrated.

Lastly, the new SangYong Korando was given full marks after ANCAP analysed NCAP’s crash test data. It scored 88 per cent for adult occupant protection, and 86 per cent for child occupant protection. It didn’t shape up quite as well as the vehicles above for vulnerable road user protection, receiving a score of 68 per cent, although autonomous emergency braking helped it score 72 per cent for safety assist capabilities.

Check out the crash test videos below to see how they performed. The Toyota Granvia’s score is based on the HiAce’s performance, as mentioned, so only a HiAce video is available.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.