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Holden Cruze to launch with five-star rating


The Holden Cruze will come to New Zealand in July with a five-star safety rating from ANCAP

The all-new Cruze joins the Holden Commodore Omega and Sportwagon models in receiving the maximum rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

The Cruze scored 35.04 points out of a possible 37 in the ANCAP testing.

Holden says Cruze’s structure has been designed to provide maximum protection including front and rear crush zones engineered to collapse in a controlled manner to absorb crash energy.  A collapsible pedal assembly also helps to reduce the chance of lower extremity injuries to the driver in a frontal collision.

Cruze safety systems as standard include:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction control
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Six airbags including driver, front passenger, front side and curtain airbags; and
  • Seat belt reminders, retractor and lap pretensioners with seatbelt load limiters.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Carr said safety was at the core of the vehicle’s global development program.

“We know that today’s motorists want many things from a lower medium car and that includes no compromises on safety,” Carr said.

“Incredibly high benchmarks were set as the Cruze was being developed and the results show. 
Cruze is the first vehicle in General Motors’ new portfolio of global products and enters the New Zealand market in July powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine on the CD & CDX or a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged common rail diesel engine on the CD model.

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