The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating in ANCAP’s crash-test programme.
The Grand Cherokee scored highly in all crash-test scenarios, including 16 out of 16 in ANCAP’s side-impact test. The results, combined with its 60 available safety and security features, ensured the Grand Cherokee was awarded ANCAP’s highest rating.
"ANCAP brings welcome news to consumers with all V6 variants of the Jeep Grand Cherokee now able to claim five-star status," said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nicholas Clarke.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is Australasia's independent vehicle safety advocate and includes in its member organisations the New Zealand Automobile Association and the NZ Transport Agency.
The rating – which applies to every V6 Jeep Grand Cherokee from March 2013 onwards - follows the Jeep Cherokee’s five-star ANCAP rating, while Jeep’s Patriot was awarded the maximum five-star safety score in 2014.
“We couldn’t be happier with the Grand Cherokee’s performance in ANCAP’s crash-test program,” says David Smitherman, Fiat Chrysler New Zealand CEO.
“This five-star rating follows the Grand Cherokee’s equally impressive five-star result in America’s NHTSA crash-test programme," he said.