Holden’s VE Omega Sportwagon has become the first Australian manufactured wagon to receive a maximum five star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)
The car's standard safety features includ six airbags, rear park assist and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which incorporates Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Traction Control System (TCS).
The Sportwagon range also has a steering column shroud energy absorber that helps to reduce driver knee injuries. The Omega model features a passenger seat belt reminder.
Holden New Zealand Managing Director Simon Carr said Holden had always been very confident in this vehicle’s real world safety capabilities.
"As a family car there should be no compromise in safety and the ANCAP endorsement is a very clear indication that with Sportwagon there is no such thing.”
GM Holden is committed to making the passenger seat belt reminder feature standard across the VE range from mid 2009 production.