ANCAP has awarded a five-star safety rating to the hybrid powered GWM Tank 300.
Full points were recorded for all four critical body regions of the driver and front seat passenger in the frontal offset test. However, the maximum four-point penalty for vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility was applied as the front structure of the Tank 300 was shown to pose a high risk to the occupants if struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Similar high scores were seen for the Tank 300’s ability to protect the driver and front seat occupants in the range of side impact crash test scenarios.
Whiplash protection for front and rear seat passengers was good, as was protection offered to the 10 year and six-year child dummies when seated in appropriate child restraints in the second row.
In the full width frontal test, designed to assess the effectiveness of frontal airbags and seatbelt restraints, the level of protection offered to all critical body regions of the driver was rated good. In contrast, weak performance was recorded for the head and chest of the rear seat passenger. ANACP said improvements to the restraint system could deliver improved performance for rear seat occupants.
The Tank 300 hybrid demonstrated mostly good levels of safety performance across the safety assist assessment pillar, with an advanced direct driver monitoring system fitted as standard.
Direct driver monitoring becomes a requirement for five-stars under the upcoming 2023 to 2025 ANCAP rating criteria.
“This safety rating for the Tank 300 rounds out our testing for  and adds another five-star performer into the GWM stable and importantly, the Australia new vehicle fleet,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer Carla Hoorweg.
“2023 will see a number of new and updated aspects introduced into our test and rating regime – further enhancing the safety of new cars offered to Australian and New Zealand consumers,” she added.