ANCAP Gives the Commodore Omega Sedan 5 Out of 5

The car from down under, the supreme ruler of the Australian outback roads, Holden was awarded by ANCAP with a 5-star safety rating for the upgraded model, the VE Commodore Omega sedan.

The upgraded version of Australia's record selling model is featuring front passenger side impact airbags and curtain airbags. Some safety systems, like the curtain airbags previously came as an option, but now with the upgraded version they were made as standard.

Other safety improvements that are now found as standard across the VE range of vehicles includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Traction Control System (TCS).

It would seem that the people at GM (the guys who own it) are doing a pretty good thing, we just hope that the earlier announced concept of the Coupe 60, a sporty version of the Commodore sedan, will not get ruined by all these electronic gizmos that will not let you have a little fun with the car.

The Coomodore sedan's achievement was well acknowledged by Holden's Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Reuss.

“We have always been very confident of this vehicle’s real world safety capabilities,” Reuss said.

The result reflects the introduction of a steering column shroud energy absorber across the VE sedan range that helps to reduce driver knee injuries, and a passenger seat belt reminder on the Omega sedan, introduced in October 2008.

“Before we launched VE, we conducted almost 80 real world prototype crash tests and more than 5000 crashtest simulationsusing leading edge virtual technology. When it comes to safety we are committed to continually improving the passive and active safety features we offer.We are also pleased to see that ANCAP now acknowledges Electronic Stability Control in determining its ratings,” he added.
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