The first utility car in Australia - Holden Ute, got a maximum rating of 5 star from ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) or the EuroNCAP (Euro New Car Assessment Program). The vehicle has a large safety features array, including curtain airbags, airbags with side impact and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) that incorporates ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), EBA (Electronic Brake Assist) and TCS (Traction Control System).
'Exceptional safety has always been our priority' Holden Manager of Vehicle Structure and Safety Integration, Steve Curtis, stated for the press. 'Ensuring Ute met the same high standard as the rest of the VE range has been a real focus. Our efforts have produced the only light commercial vehicle in Australia to offer 5-star safety as standard across the range. This endorsement from ANCAP is a very clear indication that we are on the right path of continual improvement'.
Holden's Ute has a V6 3.6-liter engine, making 261 horsepower, 330 Nm of torque; the SS V and the SS variants presents a V8 6.0-liter powertrain making 530 Nm torque and 362 horsepower. Quad exhausts add on performance wrap on SS V and SS units.
Ian Butler, Safety and Integration GM Holden Director said 'Holden believes that occupant safety is just as important in the LCV market as it is in the family sedan market. Safety features are not something that should be limited to vehicle types or models and should be standard on all our vehicles, including those in the light commercial market'.
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