Haval’s mid-size SUV earned its five-star safety rating on the back of scores of 90 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, and 81 per cent for safety assist.
ANCAP says the Haval H6 “performed well across all areas of assessment”, with full points awarded for driver protection in both the side impact and oblique pole tests, front- and rear-seat occupant whiplash protection, and the front-seat passenger protection in the frontal offset test.
The safety authority did award a marginal rating for protection to the driver’s chest in the same frontal offset test though.
A penalty was also applied for the driver’s footwell, as it showed some signs of “loss of integrity” in the frontal offset test.
The H6 also scored highly in child occupant protection, with ANCAP noting the SUVs ability to “safely accommodate a range of typical child restraints”.
ANCAP praised the Haval H6’s active safety systems, with it awarding a good rating across all emergency lane keeping test scenarios, and car-to-car and car-to-cyclist autonomous emergency braking performance.
It also commends the H6’s junction assist feature, which is able to prevent a collision with another vehicle in the turn-across-path intersection test scenario.
“Delivering a five-star vehicle to market, against ANCAP’s latest 2022 protocols, demonstrates the brand has kept pace with the latest ANCAP safety standards and consumer safety expectations.There has been a lot of interest in a safety rating for the H6, and this now provides consumers with an independent assessment of its safety performance.”said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.
Standard safety equipment across the Haval H6 range includes the following:
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian, cyclist and junction assist
- Lane-keeping assist
- Lane-centering assist
- Lane-departure warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Driver attention monitoring
- Traffic sign recognition
- Safe exit warning
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a center airbag
- Reversing camera
- Rear parking sensors
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
Rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and front parking sensors are available higher up in the range.