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All-New Trax to be Lauched with Five-Star Safety Rating

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MELBOURNE – Aug 14, 2013: Holden’s all-new small SUV, the Trax, has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

To be launched this month, the new Trax boasts a long list of standard safety features across the range including six airbags, a rear view camera and rear parking sensors and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) incorporating Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), brake assist, electronic brake distribution and traction control.

Ensuring safer transport for children, Trax also includes the ISOFIX child seat anchorage system, an international system for attaching child restraints to vehicles that assists in correct seat fitment. The inclusion of ISOFIX on the Trax means that all new Holden vehicles now feature ISOFIX as standard.

Holden Manager, Vehicle Structure & Safety Integration, Steve Curtis said it was great to receive a local endorsement for this globally successful car.

“We’ve been very confident in the Trax’s safety credentials, particularly after the global vehicle was awarded a top five star rating in Europe and Korea.

“This is a great result and one that reflects Holden’s commitment to achieving the highest level of real-world safety.”

Trax provides a strong structure that comprises high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels, a reinforced safety cage and impact-absorbing crush zones. This structure is designed to absorb the energy created in a crash and help preserve the structural integrity of the occupant compartment.

Further, to meet global standards for protecting pedestrians against head injuries in the event of a crash, Holden Trax uses energy-absorbing materials in the hood. Other energy-absorbing techniques for protecting pedestrians in the event of a collision include the strategic use of air space between the hood and hard objects underneath – such as the battery and engine – that could injure pedestrians.