ANCAP has put the GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid to the test to see if it fares as well in safety assessment as petrol-powered variants.

    The answer is yes, it does, with the Jolion Hybrid receiving the same five-star rating, complete with a 2022 date stamp.

    This rating is broken down into scores of 90 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 64 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 92 per cent for safety assist.

    The Jolion Hybrid was subjected to additional frontal offset and oblique pole tests to confirm the integrity of the battery and high-voltage electrical systems.

    The small SUV stood up well to the full-width frontal test and the oblique pole test, though only managed ‘Marginal’ and ‘Adequate’ results for the chest and legs of the driver in the frontal offset test.

    A ‘Marginal’ result was also recorded for the chest of the rear passenger in the full-width frontal test and pelvis of the driver in the side-impact test, whereas all other critical body regions in these tests rated as ‘Good’.

    Citing the Jolion’s centre airbag, ANCAP said the car gave a ‘Good’ level of protection to both front seat occupants. Whiplash protection for front and rear seat occupants also scored well, as did the protection offered to child occupants in the side impact test.

    The head of the six-year child dummy was assessed as ‘Adequate’ in the frontal offset test, as was the chest of the 10-year child dummy. Neck protection for both child dummies in this test was assessed as ‘Marginal’.

    Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) car-to-car performance was rated as very good, with the Jolion detecting and preventing contact with another vehicle across the majority of test scenarios.

    Its ability to avoid a crash with pedestrians and cyclists was mixed, however.

    Atop the front, front-side, curtain and front-centre airbags (seven in total), the Jolion offers:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
      • Car, junction, backover, cycles, pedestrians
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Safe exit warning

    “With these new results, there are now over 100 battery electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen models rated by ANCAP which hold a five-star ANCAP safety rating – providing plenty of choice to consumers across a range of vehicle brands, models and price-points,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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