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Nissan Navara NP300 five-star ANCAP rated

The recently launched Nissan Navara NP300 has been awarded the maximum ANCAP five-star safety rating against its latest — and toughest — 2015 testing regime...

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Jeep Grand Cherokee five-star ANCAP rated
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Jeep Grand Cherokee five-star ANCAP rated

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has retroactively applied the maximum five-star safety rating to all Jeep Grand Cherokee models (bar the SRT8), dating back to March 2013 onwards. The changes factor in a range of upgrades introduced at the US factory from this period that saw the seat design and structure modified to meet crash requirements, thereby upping it from four stars...


New Skoda Fabia praised for five-star ANCAP rating
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New Skoda Fabia praised for five-star ANCAP rating

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has commended the all-new Skoda Fabia hatch and wagon range for a standard-setting five-star score in its latest round of testing. The new Skoda Fabia, the second generation of the car sold here, launches this week...


2015 Kia Sorento nets one of ANCAP's highest scores to date
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2015 Kia Sorento nets one of ANCAP's highest scores to date

The 2015 Kia Sorento family SUV has been awarded one of the highest ANCAP scores ever, days ahead of the car’s official local launch ANCAP awarded the Sorento 36.62 out of 37 against its most stringent 2015 criteria, with perfect scores in the side impact and pole test. All impact zones on test dummies in front-offset and whiplash tests ranged between good and acceptable...


AEB slashes rear-end collisions by almost 40 per cent, NCAP study finds
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AEB slashes rear-end collisions by almost 40 per cent, NCAP study finds

ANCAP has once again called for low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to be made standard on all new vehicles, after publishing a joint-study said to overwhelmingly prove its efficacy. Findings announced today from a research project jointly commissioned by ANCAP, the Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development, and ANCAP's sister organisation Euro NCAP, found that AEB led to a 38...


Haval "confident" of five-star ANCAP safety ratings for new Chinese SUVs
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Haval "confident" of five-star ANCAP safety ratings for new Chinese SUVs

Chinese newcomer Haval says it won’t be content with anything but maximum five-star ANCAP safety ratings for its fleet of SUVs that will start arriving in Australian showrooms in June...


"Extremely confusing" four-star ANCAP score for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
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"Extremely confusing" four-star ANCAP score for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Safety testing organisation ANCAP has awarded the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer a sub-par four stars out of five, a result BMW Australia has described as "extremely confusing".  Sister organisation Euro NCAP awarded the same car the full five stars in 2014. It was one of a pair of four-star results for the Bavarian BMW Group announced overnight, given the Mini Cooper also netted only four out of five...


Mitsubishi Triton gets five-star ANCAP result
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Mitsubishi Triton gets five-star ANCAP result

The new Mitsubishi Triton has scored a much-needed five-star result in the latest round of ANCAP safety testing. By attaining the top score against the latest - and toughest - criteria, the Triton is now available to a number of large-scale fleets that make five-star cars a prerequisite...


Kia Carnival four-star ANCAP result not just a seatbelt reminder issue
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Kia Carnival four-star ANCAP result not just a seatbelt reminder issue

The new-generation Kia Carnival’s much-publicised four-star ANCAP safety result appears to be down to more than just the lack of a rear seatbelt reminder, as was first thought. ANCAP data released today also showed a less-than-desirable performance in the frontal offset crash test — something that Kia Australia’s internal data suggested would not be the case...


Global NCAP calls for end to unsafe cars in low- and middle-income markets
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Global NCAP calls for end to unsafe cars in low- and middle-income markets

The head of international vehicle safety advocate Global NCAP says it is “entirely unacceptable” that millions of cars sold in low- and middle-income countries are failing to meet basic safety standards. Global NCAP chairman Max Mosley issued a report at the United Nations’ Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations in Geneva calling on vehicle manufacturers to democratise safety for all cars around the world...


Suzuki Celerio gets four-star ANCAP rating amid braking issue
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Suzuki Celerio gets four-star ANCAP rating amid braking issue

The Australian-market Suzuki Celerio has managed to outperform its European counterpart with a four-star ANCAP safety result announced overnight. The news comes just hours after Suzuki Australia confirmed it had delayed the launch of its new micro car due to a brake issue detected overseas. The four-seat Celerio replaces the Alto in the Japanese car maker's line-up...


Suzuki Celerio sold here won't have three-star crash score
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Suzuki Celerio sold here won't have three-star crash score

The all-new Suzuki Celerio city car that will replace the ageing Indian-made Suzuki Alto in the first quarter of 2015 will not carry the same three-star crash test score of the version recently tested by Euro New Car Assessment Program...


ANCAP will adopt Euro NCAP protocols in-full from 2018
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ANCAP will adopt Euro NCAP protocols in-full from 2018

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) plans to essentially align its testing criteria with sister organisation Euro NCAP by 2018. ANCAP will also make some changes over the interim, from January 1, 2015, that will see it directly transfer many Euro NCAP results without running them through its own testing policies and protocols...


Suzuki Celerio gets just three NCAP stars
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Suzuki Celerio gets just three NCAP stars

The Suzuki Celerio, which replaces the Alto at the bottom of the company’s model range in Australia from the first quarter of 2015, scored a disappointing three stars in Euro NCAP testing this week. The budget contender scored the lowest result published this week, next to the five-star Skoda Fabia, Nissan Pulsar (Euro version), Tesla Model S and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, and the four-star Renault Megane, upgraded from three stars with the fitment of a seatbelt reminder...


Datsun Go, Maruti Suzuki Swift score zero stars in global NCAP crash tests
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Datsun Go, Maruti Suzuki Swift score zero stars in global NCAP crash tests

The budget-focused Datsun Go and Maruti Suzuki Swift models sold in India have been lambasted after scoring zero stars in the most recent round of Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash testing. Both market-specific vehicles were put through a crash test scenario under the newly formed Indian arm of NCAP, the Bharat New Car Assessment Program...


Isuzu D-Max 4x2 Crew Cabs join five-star ANCAP list
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Isuzu D-Max 4x2 Crew Cabs join five-star ANCAP list

Isuzu Ute has addressed a safety discrepancy in its D-Max range by making certain 4x2 versions five-star ANCAP-rated. From November build, 4x2 High-Ride Crew Cab variants get the maximum safety score, bringing them into line with 4x4 Crew Cab models that attained five stars from November 2013...


Hyundai Genesis breaks ANCAP record
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Hyundai Genesis breaks ANCAP record

The new 2015 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan has scored the highest ANCAP rating since testing began 21 years ago.  Announced this morning, the Korean company’s much-hyped flagship managed to score an almost-perfect 36.88 points out of 37 against ANCAP’s regimen, ousting the 36.78 achieved by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class in 2012. Naturally this equates to five stars...


ANCAP praises improved Honda Accord, criticises five-star Nissan X-Trail
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ANCAP praises improved Honda Accord, criticises five-star Nissan X-Trail

The latest round of ANCAP safety testing has delivered a full house of five-star results, with the Honda Accord and City, Nissan X-Trail, Peugeot 308 and Toyota Prius C all netting top scores. ANCAP chairman Lauchlan McIntosh said the highlight of the latest round of testing was the Honda Accord, which bettered its four-star rating from 2013...


Great Wall utes in Australia are as safe as they can be, for now
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Great Wall utes in Australia are as safe as they can be, for now

The Australian importer for Chinese budget commercial maker Great Wall says safety is important to the brand, but concedes any scope to improve the ANCAP rating of its ute range is limited until all-new models arrive further down the track.   Earlier this week, Australian safety tester ANCAP awarded the Great Wall V200 ute three-stars and criticised not just its Chinese maker, but safety regulations on light commercials in general...


Jeep Patriot gets ANCAP five-star rating, Great Wall under-performs with three
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Jeep Patriot gets ANCAP five-star rating, Great Wall under-performs with three

The Jeep Patriot has become only the second model from the American off-road specialist to get the almost requisite ANCAP five-star rating, following in the wheel-tracks of the new Cherokee. But struggling Chinese company Great Wall has again picked up a sub-par score, with its V200 diesel ute managing only three stars in a class increasingly focused on safety...