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Holden Barina Wins Five-Star Safety Rating

21 SEPTEMBER, 2011

barina crash image 2012 The Holden Barina (2012 model) has today been awarded a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

The Barina, one of the most popular small cars on the Australian market, scored well after it maintained its structure well during crash testing, in addition to its full complement of air bags, anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC) and seat belt reminders as standard features.

ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, welcomed the Barina’s 5-star rating and said it continued the growing trend of 5-star rated small cars available to the motoring public on the Australian market.

“It is good to see this popular small car now achieving a 5-star rating,” Mr McIntosh said.

A number of other safety ratings were also announced today, including a low two stars given to the Mahindra Pik-up utility with dual airbags.

ANCAP also announced a four-star rating for the Nissan Micra, and a three-star rating for the Geely MK car.

Ratings are based on ANCAP crash testing and assessment in Australia.

“These results show that, while we are seeing an increasing number of 5-star vehicles in Australia, there are still new cars coming onto the market with considerably lower ratings which provide less crash protection for drivers and passengers,” Mr McIntosh said.
ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, all Australian state governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

For a full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings and other vehicle safety information, go to

For further information please contact the TAC’s Sarah Henderson on 0429 294 262.

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