A car wreck is to be on display at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney Oct. 18-28.

Joining the world’s biggest manufacturers, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program will participate for the first time as an exhibitor at the show, displaying a Hyundai i45 at its stand.

But the car won't be a pristine, showroom-detailed model.

Instead, it will be one that has undergone an ANCAP frontal-offset crash test that simulates hitting another vehicle of the same mass travelling at the same speed. Some 40% of the car, on the driver's side, makes contact with a crushable barrier at 40 mph (64 km/h) in the test.

The i45 achieved the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating with solid results across all crash tests and through the inclusion of such safety features as six airbags, electronic stability control, emergency brake assist and seatbelt pretensioners.

ANCAP will have technical staff on hand to answer questions; show consumers how to check the safety rating of their current or prospective car; explain the future of ANCAP safety testing and vehicle safety technologies; and encourage consumers to “accept nothing less” than a 5-star rating when purchasing their next car.

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian and New Zealand governments, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.