Made-in-India Jeep Compass gets 5-star ANCAP rating


Australasian New Car Assessment Program(ANCAP) has crash tested the made in India Jeep Compass which is on sale in Australia and New Zealand. The SUV has managed to earn a 5-star safety rating. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants built from September 2017 that get dual front, chest, curtain and a driver knee airbag as standard. Features like autonomous emergency braking and lane support systems are available as option on some variants.

The body shell of the Compass retained its shape in the frontal offset crash with well-controlled pedal and wheel intrusions. The driver and passenger head and neck were rated as good in the frontal offset test, but the chest and legs were rated acceptable. The SUV scored 14.93 out of 16 in the frontal offset test. The Compass scored full points in the side barrier and the side poll tests scoring a full 16 and 2 points respectively. Whiplash protection was found to be good.

In terms of pedestrian protection, the Compass scored good or acceptable rating except for the base of the windshield and the A-pillars. It scored a total of 29.01 out of 36 points in this test.

The made in India car scored a total of 35.93 points from a maximum of 37 to get the 5-star rating. However, from 2018, the ANCAP is going to adopt standardised testing as per the Euro NCAP format and will be assessing the cars on four parameters - adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist. The lowest performing area of assessment will determine the final star rating. Earlier this year, the LHD variant of the Compass got 5 stars in the Euro NCAP test.

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