Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has announced a five-star ANCAP safety rating for all GWM Ute dual cab utilities built from 1 August this year.

The GWM Ute has been assessed against ANCAP’s current and most stringent 2020-2022 test criteria and was shown to provide a high level of safety to occupants and other road users.

It achieved full points in side impact and far-side impact tests for both adult and children, full points in testing of active lane support system functionality, strong scores for driver protection in frontal impact crashes, and a high level of protection in rear impact whiplash crashes.

“This is a good outcome for consumers and fleet buyers in Australia and New Zealand, and has been achieved as a result of market demand for five-star vehicles, consumer expectation and the strong influence of ANCAP protocols,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

Full details on performance of the current generation GWM Ute are available on the ANCAP website.