“Our Van customers will continue to enjoy the same safety technologies as passenger car drivers, and we have worked closely with ANCAP since the launch of the current Vito to ensure that we would achieve the more stringent and detailed assessment criteria to achieve a 5-star rating. I want to praise the co-operative engagement by ANCAP which has been instrumental in us achieving this result.
Since launching we have experienced a good take up rate of the Side Airbag option on Vito, vehicles so equipped are rated as 5-star. However we wanted to lift the bar even higher so we have worked with the factory to overcome production limitations and negotiated hard to make side impact bags standard equipment from July and as such all Vito’s ordered from today (production July 2016) will be rated as 5-star.
As a company we are proud that this 5-star result makes for a much safer workplace available to the many thousands of van drivers who spend long working days in their vehicles all over Australia.
After all, these vans are people’s workplaces and making side airbag’s standard means our Vito’s safety will make a real-world difference to their work place safety every single day.’’