The latest Swedish Polestar creation that is a subsidiary in the safety orientated Volvo Car Group has duly scored a five-star ANCAP safety rating and you shouldn’t have expected anything less!
The Australian-spec 2022 Polestar 2 has scored top marks in the stringent 2020-2022 criterion as tested by ANCAP after achieving 92% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupant protection, 82% for safety assist and 80% for vulnerable road user protection.
“ANCAP safety ratings are designed to encourage vehicles to provide good protection to vehicle occupants and other road users, and the Polestar 2 has performed well across all areas of assessment.” said ANCAP CEO, Carla Hoorweg.
With data collected by the EuroNCAP, the raised Swedish hatch was awarded 2 high scores in all crash tests with full points achieved in child and adult occupant safety during the side impact test which ultimately gave it the five-star ANCAP rating. It wasn’t all top marks though as occupants in the Polestar 2 are more susceptible to injury during vehicle-to-vehicle accidents.
The latest EV from Polestar becomes the fifth battery electric vehicle (BEV) to be tested against ANCAP’s latest criteria. An impressive list of standard safety equipment across the Polestar 2 range include: eight airbags, autonomous emergency braking, oncoming lane mitigation, run-off road mitigation, lane-keep assist, driver attention monitoring and traffic sign recognition. This in in addition to the now commonplace features such as rear parking sensors, a reversing camera blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist.
An additional Pilot Pack includes Pilot Assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot assist, Pixel LED headlights with LED front fog lights while a surround-view camera and side parking sensors aid in manoeuvring in tight spaces.
While the five-star ANCAP scoring Polestar 2 may not be sold on our local sales floors, the safety orientated tech that it beholds will become more standardised on many other affordable models going into the future.