ANCAP has awarded a five-star safety rating to GWM Haval Jolion petrol variants, with hybrid variants unrated.
According to ANCAP, destructive crash tests indicated that the Jolion offered good levels of driver protection in the full width frontal test and oblique pole test. Adequate and marginal results were recorded for the driver’s chest and legs in the frontal offset test. A marginal result was also recorded for the chest of rear passengers 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 Jolion is equipped with a centre airbag to protect against occupant-to-occupant contact in side impacts, which provided good 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 child dummy was assessed as adequate in the frontal offset test and the chest of the 10-year child dummy. Neck protection for both child dummies in this test was assessed as marginal.
ANCAP said the Jolion particularly impressed with its active collision avoidance capability achieving an overall safety assist score of 92 per cent.
According to ANCAP, the Jolion 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 model 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, with the Jolion detecting and preventing contact with another vehicle across the majority of test scenarios. However, ANCAP said the Jolion’s ability to avoid a crash with pedestrians and cyclists was mixed.
“This five-star ANCAP safety rating for the Jolion is the third awarded to GWM under ANCAP’s stringent 2020-2022 protocols,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer 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.”