MercedesBenz Vito and Viano are Australia’s First 5Star Commercial…

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Mercedes-Benz Vito and Viano are First 5-Star Commercial

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – August 18, The Australasian New Car Assessment Program today announced the first 5-star rating for a light van. The vehicle: the Mercedes-Benz

ANCAP awarded the top 5-star following crash testing and of the Mercedes Benz Viano and testing which was also by sister program EuroNCAP.

The van, also the basis for the Viano, successfully passed all of the testing protocols set down by concluding with a side-impact test conducted at Autoliv in on 29 July this year.

and sister programme EuroNCAP, frontal-offset, side-offset and pole tests to deliver the 5-star for the Viano and the Vito. The diesel drive models previously by EuroNCAP rated four due to the absence of head-protecting side at the time. These became on the Australian Vito van from this year; the Viano has had airbags standard since

ANCAP recently conducted a crash test of the Mercedes-Benz at its Melbourne-based test contractor’s Autoliv. This delivered the rating for the Mercedes-Benz van.

automotive safety milestone, today at Melbourne’s Alfred demonstrates that the pioneering played by Mercedes-Benz in vehicle is not exclusive to passenger cars.

A array of safety innovations, as ABS Brakes, ESP®, and impact zones have saved of lives in passenger cars and for decades. The examples cited all been pioneered by the German maker.

Mr Lauchlan McIntosh – of ANCAP

“We have seen the last twelve months actively working to build into vans, and it is pleasing to see improvements showing through a number of 4-star ratings to today’s announcement of the Mercedes-Benz result.

“This 5-star result that commercial vehicles can and be just as safe as passenger

“We have seen the family utes and now light commercial become safer in the interests of all

Mr Ken Matthews – Managing Director, Commercial Vehicles in Australia

drivers have not always the same safety technologies as car and we have acted to redress the

“As a company we are proud that 5-star result makes a workplace available to the many of van drivers who spend long days in their vehicles all Australia.

“After all, mid-sized vans are their We produce 4- and 5-star vans offer real life-saving and safety, and it is not rocket science.

“We wouldn’t contemplate compromising on safety for our office-based employees or our on the road so why would we accept a level of safety for courier and drivers?

“The fact existing Vito and Viano enjoy the highest ANCAP of any commercial vehicle is perhaps not and today the points-margin is even

“We know this will a real-world difference to their place safety every day.”

Mr David McCarthy – Manager, Corporate Communications at Australia/Pacific

“We are excited that owners already drive a vehicle that had the highest (30.66 from a possible of 37) of any van on the Australian market.

“This test sees the Vito and score a five-star rating 32.66 out of a possible 37, again a new for commercial vehicles in the Australian

“As vehicle manufacturers, we all produce 4- and cars and some of us produce vans. It is troubling that manufacturers are not transferring this saving and injury-reducing technology their 4- or 5-star cars to commercial vehicles.”

Mercedes-Benz Viano

“Today’s establishes Mercedes-Benz is currently the producer of 5-star vans in and the challenge for other manufacturers is to this result in this

Achieving a 5-star result ANCAP

ANCAP uses internationally recognised crash offset-frontal, side-impact, pedestrian, and impact tests.

Crash are undertaken by independent specialist test laboratories. In all tests test dummies are used to the scientific measurement of the various in the crash test. The data is then assessed, using recognised protocols, and scores are for various parts of the crash Additionally, ANCAP awards points for other safety such as seat belt

About the Mercedes-Benz Vito and

Two van models are officially sold by in Australia. The Sprinter and the Vito. The Vito is the compact van in the Mercedes-Benz van The Viano is the top-of-the-range luxury of the Vito.

There are four in the Vito range, available in a of wheel-bases, roof heights and capacities. They are available four-cylinder and V6 engines, both There is one version of the luxurious available, powered by a turbo-diesel engine.

The Vito van is priced $39,490 (Mercedes-Benz Vito 109

More than 1500 Vito and Viano vans sold in Australia last


The Australasian New Car Program (ANCAP) gives consistent information on the level of protection provided by vehicles in front and side crashes.

The programme is supported by Australian and New automobile clubs, the state road and transport authorities of New Wales, Victoria, South Queensland, Tasmania, Western the New Zealand Government, the Victorian Accident Commission (TAC), Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

For a full of ANCAP’s vehicle safety including more commercial and other vehicle safety go to

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