A-Class named safest car of 2018

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class named safest car of 2018.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class named safest car of 2018.

ANCAP, Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, has revealed its top performing vehicles for 2018, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class achieving the highest overall score. Of the twelve vehicles rated by ANCAP in 2018, the A-Class achieved a score of 89.6%.

“In 2018 we introduced tough new test and assessment protocols, streamlining standards across Australia, New Zealand and Europe,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin.

“The new A-Class was a standout in terms of overall safety performance, it achieved the highest Vulnerable Road User Protection rating and equalled the highest Child Occupant Protection rating.”

NZ Autocar Magazine further awarded the A-Class with the AMI Safety Award for 2018, praising the A-Class for its inclusion of safety features from the entry level A 180.

New Zealand Autocar Magazine Editor, Kyle Cassidy, said “One of the most important safety aspects of the new A-Class and one that’s easily overlooked, is the AI-driven Siri-like assistant, summoned with the ‘Hey Mercedes’ command.

“She” can assist the driver with tasks that might otherwise be distracting, like changing radio station or temperature setting, inputting a sat nav destination, and even suggesting alternative routes if traffic is heavy. It’s essentially the icing on the safety cake for the new A-Class.”

AMI’s Eve Whitwell says the AMI Safety Award is a good indicator for consumers when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle.

“Mercedes Benz should be acknowledged for its work in helping protect those most vulnerable on the road, with the A-Class achieving the highest ever pedestrian protection rating, and equalling the highest Child Occupant Protection rating too."

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is available to order from retailers, and starts with the A 180 from $54,400 + ORC.

The price detailed in this article is the current Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price (MRRP) and does not include any applicable on road costs (ORC).