The testing agency’s frontal offset crash test showed excessive footwell deformation, separation of footwell panels and pedal displacement.
Steering column components were a potential source of knee injury for the driver, and dash components were a potential injury source for both driver and passenger.
Protection of the driver and front passenger from whiplash injuries was also marginal.
The Steed is not fitted with top-tether child restraint anchorages, making it unsuitable for transporting young children.
This follows Ford Mustang also scoring a low two-stars in February, which ANCAP described as “simply shocking”.
Great Wall Motors Australia says it is disappointed by the Steed’s performance in ANCAP testing and will take immediate steps to rectify the situation, according to spokesman Andrew Ellis.
“We have sent all the data to our engineering team in head office and set up a response team to investigate what needs to be done to improve the ANCAP performance of our product.”
Mr Ellis says safety is a priority for the company’s product planning, which is why ESC and six airbags were made standard features across the range.
“We thought the additional safety features would help improve the Steed’s ANCAP rating. It’s clear to everyone in the organisation our ANCAP test standards need a dramatic improvement.”