The 2022 Haval H6 has been awarded top marks in ANCAP crash testing, scoring five stars against the latest 2020-2022 criteria.

    It’s the second vehicle made by Great Wall Motor, after the GWM Ute, to achieve the maximum rating against the latest ANCAP protocols.

    Haval’s mid-size SUV earned its five-star safety rating on the back of scores of 90 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 73 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 81 per cent for safety assist.

    This five-star safety rating applies to all petrol variants currently on sale, with the upcoming hybrid model not yet rated.

    ANCAP says the Haval H6 “performed well across all areas of assessment”, with full points awarded for driver protection in both the side impact and oblique pole tests, front- and rear-seat occupant whiplash protection, and the front-seat passenger protection in the frontal offset test.

    The safety authority did award a marginal rating for protection to the driver’s chest in the same frontal offset test though.

    A penalty was also applied for the driver’s footwell, as it showed some signs of “loss of integrity” in the frontal offset test.

    The H6 also scored highly in child occupant protection, with ANCAP noting the SUVs ability to “safely accomodate a range of typical child restraints”.

    ANCAP praised the Haval H6’s active safety systems, with it awarding a good rating across all emergency lane keeping test scenarios, and car-to-car and car-to-cyclist autonomous emergency braking performance.

    It also commends the H6’s junction assist feature, which is able to prevent a collision with another vehicle in the turn-across-path intersection test scenario.

    “This is GWM’s first new Haval SUV model to the Australasian market for a number of years,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.

    “Delivering a five-star vehicle to market, against ANCAP’s latest 2022 protocols, demonstrates the brand has kept pace with the latest ANCAP safety standards and consumer safety expectations.”

    “There has been a lot of interest in a safety rating for the H6, and this now provides consumers with an independent assessment of its safety performance.”

    The Haval H6’s rating follows a five-star rating for the Mitsubishi Outlander in January 2022 and the Hyundai Tucson in October 2021.

    These three mid-size SUVs are the only in the segment to be tested thus far under the latest ANCAP protocols.

    Standard safety equipment across the Haval H6 range includes the following:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian, cyclist and junction assist
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Lane-centring assist
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Safe exit warning
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a centre airbag
    • Reversing camera
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and front parking sensors are available higher up in the range.

    MORE: Everything Haval H6

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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