Standard AEB helps Lexus gain 5-star result for RX

The new Lexus RX has received and ANCAP 5-star rating helped by the inclusion of collision avoidance technology as part of the standard package.

Lexus RX frontal crash testThe popular Lexus RX crossover has gained a 5-star crash test rating issued by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) after testing performed by Euro NCAP. The rating applies to all variants of the car built after October 2015 and entering the market of Australia and New Zealand.

In what ANCAP referred to as being a very competitive market for this class of vehicle, the Lexus RX comes equipped with standard fitment of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), lane support system and reversing collision avoidance technology. The inclusion of such advanced driver assist technologies as standard features on new vehicles is strongly encouraged by ANCAP.

Urging consumers in Australia and New Zealand to examine collision prevention technology inclusion as well as good structural performance when making new vehicle purchasing decisions, ANCAP’s CES, James Goodwin said of the Lexus, “It’s encouraging to see the Lexus achieve the highest pedestrian protection rating of ‘good’, scoring maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrian’s legs and pelvic region.”

“In the frontal offset test the passenger compartment of the RX held its shape well and all doors remained closed and there was good protection for the driver in the side impact test,” Mr Goodwin added.

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