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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...

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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...


ANCAP says entry models should get same active safety gear as high-spec versions
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ANCAP says entry models should get same active safety gear as high-spec versions

ANCAP has this week awarded five stars to a trio of vehicles, but criticised their makers, as well as a host of other brands, for offering higher levels of safety equipment on flagship versions of various models than on the corresponding entry-level versions...


Renault Australia defends Megane safety following three-star Euro NCAP rating
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Renault Australia defends Megane safety following three-star Euro NCAP rating

The facelifted Renault Megane range is being launched in Australia this week, and the company's local chief has responded to the car's recent Euro NCAP crash test score of three stars. When the Renault Megane launched in 2008 it garnered a five-star Euro NCAP crash score...


Nissan Qashqai and Ssangyong Stavic face ANCAP criticism
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Nissan Qashqai and Ssangyong Stavic face ANCAP criticism

ANCAP has lashed out at Nissan and South Korean brand Ssangyong following its latest round of safety testing, the results of which were published today.  A trio of new models were subjected to the safety body’s regimen, with two — the Nissan Qashqai crossover and new Mercedes-Benz C-Class — scoring the maximum five stars, and Ssangyong’s Stavic people-mover falling short with a four-star result...


Kia Pro_cee'd GT awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Kia Pro_cee'd GT awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Kia Pro_cee’d GT has been awarded the maximum five-star rating from independent safety authority ANCAP. The new South Korean hot-hatch scored an impressive 36.19 points out of 37, making it one of the highest-rated small cars assessed by the local crash test authority...


Jeep Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Skoda Rapid and Nissan Pathfinder score five-star ANCAP crash ratings
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Jeep Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Skoda Rapid and Nissan Pathfinder score five-star ANCAP crash ratings

The Jeep Cherokee is the US brand's first vehicle to score the maximum five-star ANCAP crash test rating. The US brand's new Cherokee SUV - which launches next month and will give the company a competitor to the likes of the Hyundai ix35 and Mazda CX-5 - managed the five-star rating based on Euro NCAP testing with Australian criteria assessment...


ANCAP secures $2.2m funding for next two years, though future remains unclear
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ANCAP secures $2.2m funding for next two years, though future remains unclear

The Federal Government has announced a $2.2 million investment into ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program), reaffirming its commitment to the local independent vehicle safety tester for at least the short term. Infrastructure and regional development assistant minister Jamie Briggs announced the two-year funding boost in Melbourne today...


Renault Australia boss questions stricter ANCAP curtain airbag policy
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Renault Australia boss questions stricter ANCAP curtain airbag policy

The head of Renault Australia has questioned the relevance of new stricter safety guidelines introduced this year by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Speaking on the topic of the now again-delayed Renault Captur sub-compact SUV at this week's new Clio GT launch, Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar told CarAdvice he believes a vehicle's level of safety is not the sum of its airbag count...


Tata Xenon earns two-star ANCAP safety rating
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Tata Xenon earns two-star ANCAP safety rating

The Indian-built Tata Xenon has received a disappointing two-star ANCAP safety rating, making it one of the lowest-scoring vehicles on the market. Despite ANCAP admitting the Xenon 4x2 dual-cab ute performed “fairly well” in the frontal offset crash test, in which it scored 11...


Toyota Corolla sedan, Subaru WRX, Peugeot 5008 earn five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Toyota Corolla sedan, Subaru WRX, Peugeot 5008 earn five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Toyota Corolla sedan, Subaru WRX and Peugeot 5008 have all been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash-tester ANCAP. The Peugeot 5008 became the highest-scoring people-mover ever tested by ANCAP, scoring 36.41 points out of a possible 37, dethroning the previously top-ranked Kia Rondo (36.2)...


Skoda Octavia earns five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Skoda Octavia earns five-star ANCAP safety rating

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been rated one of the most structurally sound vehicles on the market by independent crash-tester ANCAP. The Octavia easily claimed the maximum five-star safety rating (up from the old model's four-star result) with a score of 35.87 points out of 37, but could have claimed the title of the highest-rated new vehicle in Australia if it were equipped with additional protection for rear-seat passengers...


Proton Exora earns four-star ANCAP safety rating, Suprima S five
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Proton Exora earns four-star ANCAP safety rating, Suprima S five

The Proton Exora has earned only a four-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while its Suprima S stable mate achieved a maximum five stars. Set to become Australia’s most affordable seven-seater once launched in October starting from $25,990, the Proton Exora (pictured top) scored 26.37 out of a possible 37...