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Stability control in demand

Stable condition: ESC is being fitted to more vehicles.

Australian vehicle industry group claims ESC take-up rate is fast increasing

General News logo30 Aug 2007

THE proportion of new passenger cars and SUVs sold with electronic stability control (ESC) fitted has grown from 20 per cent to 34.7 per cent over the past 12 months, according to results from a survey conducted by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

In a statement released this week, the FCAI said that between January and June this year 20.6 per cent of new cars and 48.1 per cent of SUVs sold in Australia – from the 38 brands who participated in the survey – had ESC fitted standard. It also said that 17 of these brands were fitting ESC to either 100 per cent of their passenger-car models, 100 per cent of their SUVs, or in some cases both.

There are at least 43 light-vehicle brands operating in Australia. Among those who did not participate were Proton and Lotus. The survey did not correlate with sales data from VFACTS.

The FCAI published a list of vehicle models available with ESC.

END&nbsp AUGUST 2007

Make

Model

Standard

Optional

Alfa Romeo

ALL

X

&nbsp

Aston Martin

ALL

X

&nbsp

Audi

ALL

X

&nbsp

Bentley

ALL

X

&nbsp

BMW

ALL

X

&nbsp

Chrysler

Sebring

300C

Crossfire

X

X

X

&nbsp

Citroen

C2 VTS

C4 Picasso

C4 except 1.6l

C5

C6

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

Dodge

Caliber

Nitro

Avenger

&nbsp

X

X

X

Ferrari

ALL

X

&nbsp

Ford

All&nbsp Territory

Fairlane Ghia,&nbsp Fairlane G8,&nbsp LTD

XR6, XR6 Turbo, XR8

Fairmont+, Fairmont Ghia

Futura Sedan+

Falcon XT Sedan Auto+

Focus XR5 Turbo

All Focus except XR5 Turbo

Fiesta XR4

+ESC not available when optional E-Gas (Dedicated LPG) engine is specified

X

X

X
X
X
X
X

X

&nbsp

X

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

X

&nbsp

GM Holden

All VE Commondore V6 &amp V8 sedan variants

Statesman, Caprice V6 &amp V8

Astra SRi

Astra Diesel

Vectra CDXi

Adventra

Captiva

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

Honda

Accord V6

Accord Euro

CRV

Legend

S2000

Civic Type R

X

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

HSV

ALL

X

&nbsp

Hyundai

Elantra SX, SLX

Elantra Elite, Elite S

Getz

Grandeur

Sante Fe SLX and Elite *

Sonata V6

Tiburon

&nbsp

X

&nbsp

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

X

Jaguar

ALL

X

&nbsp

Jeep

Cherokee

Grand Cherokee

Commander

Compass

Wrangler

Patriot

X

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

Kia

Magentis

Sportage EX CRDi *

Sportage except EX CRDi *

Sorento EX &amp EX-L *

Carnival Safety Pack

Grand Carnival Premium

Grand Carnival Pack

X

X

&nbsp

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

&nbsp

X

Land Rover

ALL

X

&nbsp

Lexus

ALL

X

&nbsp

Maserati

ALL

X

&nbsp

Mazda

Mazda3

Mazda3&nbsp Diesel *,&nbsp SP23 Luxury, MPS

Mazda6 MPS

Mazda6&nbsp Classic Sports

MX-5 Soft Top, MX-5 Roadster Coupe

RX-8

CX-7

&nbsp

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Mercedes Benz

ALL

X

&nbsp

MINI

Cooper, Cooper S

&nbsp

X

Mitsubishi

Pajero

Evo IX

Colt Ralliart

Outlander V6

X
X

X

X

&nbsp

Nissan

350Z Track

Maxima

Murano

Pathfinder except ST

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

Peugeot

207 XE, 207 GT, 207CC Turbo

307 Sport

307 HDi 2.0

All 307 CC

All 407

All 607

X

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

Porsche

ALL except GT3

X

&nbsp

Renault

Laguna II

Megane II Phase II

Scenic II Phase II

Grand Scenic

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

Rolls Royce

ALL

X

&nbsp

Saab

ALL

X

&nbsp

Smart

ALL

X

&nbsp

SsangYong

Actyon Ltd Edition

Rexton Ltd Edition

Kyron 3.2l

Stavic Ltd Edition

Chairman

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

Subaru

Liberty GT VDC

Liberty 3.0R

Liberty 3.0R spec.B

Outback 2.5 Premium Auto

Outback 3.0R Premium

Forester XT Luxury Auto

Tribeca

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

X

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

X

Toyota

ALL Aurion

All Camry 40 Series *

Prius 20 Series i-Tech

All Kluger 40 Series 2WD *

All Kluger&nbsp 45 Series 4WD *

Tarago 50 Series GLi

Tarago 50 Series GLX

Tarago 50 Series V6

RAV4 30 Series Cruiser/Cruiser L

Prado 120 Series VX and Grande

Landcruiser 100 Series VX &amp Sahara

Landcruiser 100 Series GXL Auto
&nbsp (Turbo Diesel &amp Petrol)

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

X

X

X

X

X

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

X

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

X&nbsp

Volkswagen

Polo GTI

Golf

Golf GTI, Golf R32, Golf GT

ALL Jetta, New Beetle, Passat, Touareg

EOS

Crafter

X

&nbsp

X

X

X

&nbsp

X

&nbsp

&nbsp

&nbsp

X

Volvo

C70, S80, XC90

C30 T5, S40 T5 AWD, V50 T5 AWD

S40-S, D5, LE variants

C30S, V50S, S60, V70, XC70

X

X

&nbsp

&nbsp

X
X

* - Denotes new model&nbsp added during the month Source: FCAI


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