GWM Tank 500 achieves maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating

May 2024

The new GWM Tank 500 has today been confirmed as having achieved a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating, adding to the brand’s recent history of securing the best possible ANCAP result for new models being introduced into the ANZ region.

The Tank 500 met five-star thresholds across each of ANCAP’s key areas of assessment.

Good scores were seen across the range of destructive crash tests, with maximum points awarded for the level of protection provided to adult and child occupants in the in the side impact test.

The GWM Tank 500 achieved the highest score (93%) to date for Child Occupant Protection under ANCAP’s current 2023-2025 protocols. This high score was assisted by the presence and function of a direct child presence detection (CPD) system – a feature encouraged through ANCAP’s protocols since 2023.

The CPD system fitted to the Tank 500 uses a range of sensors fitted within the vehicle that detect physical and respiratory movements, and therefore presence, of an occupant that may have been

inadvertently left inside once the vehicle is locked. Where motion is detected, the vehicle sounds its horn and has the capability to issue mobile phone and email notifications to alert the driver.

“Our protocols encourage the fitment of direct child presence detection systems in an effort to reduce instances where children are inadvertently left in a car,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

“The CPD system fitted to the GWM Tank 500 is one of the more advanced systems assessed by ANCAP so far, and it's great to see manufacturers implementing this potentially life-saving technology,” Ms Hoorweg added.

In collision avoidance tests, the GWM Tank 500 is fitted with the full range of autonomous emergency braking and lane support systems assessed by ANCAP, and high scores were awarded in braking and lane support tests with pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles, and other vehicles.

GWM’s unwavering focus and dedication to meeting the highest standards of ANCAP Safety’s stringent assessment criteria to launch the safest vehicles possible remains clear.

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