ANCAP has awarded the new generation Mitsubishi Triton a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.  5 star ratings have also been awarded to the BMW i3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Renault Captur and Tesla Model S.  The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Mini Cooper have scored 4 stars.


The first in a range of new light commercial vehicles (LCV) entering the Australasian market this year, the Mitsubishi Triton utility has risen to the top rating. This 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all Triton variants (all cab styles, engines and driven wheels).


"In terms of safety, LCVs continue to lag passenger vehicles with 57% of LCVs sold holding the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating.  In comparison, 90% of new passenger vehicles sold are 5 star rated," said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nicholas Clarke.


"This 5 star rating for the high-selling Triton is a great achievement as this will translate to increased safety on worksites and on our roads," said Mr Clarke.


Other ratings released today cover:

BMW i3 (all variants) - 5 stars

Land Rover Discovery Sport (2.2 litre diesel variants) - 5 stars

Renault Captur (3 cylinder petrol variants) - 5 stars*

Tesla Model S (all variants) - 5 stars

• BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (3 cylinder petrol variants) - 4 stars

Mini Cooper (3 door hatch variants) - 4 stars


The Mini Cooper and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer both fell short of reaching the top rating, failing to reach minimum thresholds in the side impact and frontal offset tests respectively.


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* As tested and rated by Euro NCAP in 2013.