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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...

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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...


Honda Accord disappoints with four-star ANCAP safety rating
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Honda Accord disappoints with four-star ANCAP safety rating

The new Honda Accord has earned a disappointing four-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The Accord was penalised under ANCAP's assessment criteria for offering sub-standard protection to the lower legs of the driver. ANCAP awarded the new Honda Accord 0...


MG 6 scores four-star ANCAP safety rating
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MG 6 scores four-star ANCAP safety rating

The Holden Trax, Peugeot 208 and Citroen DS5 have scored the maximum five-star rating in the latest round of crash tests from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while the MG 6 received only four. The five-star safety ratings apply to all variants of the Trax and DS5, while ANCAP says the 208's rating applies specifically to the five-door, four-cylinder hatch variants...


Major manufacturers score zero stars in Latin NCAP safety ratings
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Major manufacturers score zero stars in Latin NCAP safety ratings

Latin America's vehicle safety adjudicator, Latin NCAP, has awarded its first five-star safety rating to a car, while also giving zero stars to vehicles from four major automotive brands. The new Seat Leon, a Volkswagen Golf-based small car sold in overseas markets, received top marks across several categories for adult occupant protection...


Holden VF Commodore scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Holden VF Commodore scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Holden VF Commodore has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, earning praise from the independent local crash-tester for its wide range of driver assist technologies and global safety focus. The all-new Commodore scored 35.06 points out of 37, scoring maximum points in all but the frontal offset crash test component where it managed 14...


Holden Malibu earns five-star ANCAP rating, Fiat Freemont scores four
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Holden Malibu earns five-star ANCAP rating, Fiat Freemont scores four

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has praised the Holden Malibu for achieving a five-star safety rating but has expressed disappointment at a four-star result for the family-oriented Fiat Freemont. Launching in Australia next month, the Holden Malibu scored 35...


Volkswagen Golf Mk7 awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Volkswagen Golf Mk7 awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Volkswagen Golf Mk7 has been awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating ahead of its local launch this week. The new Volkswagen Golf scored 35.92 points out of 37 in ANCAP's assessment, making it one of the highest-rated small cars on the market. The Golf lost one point for failing to offer intelligent seatbelt reminders for second-row passengers and 0...


Range Rover, 86 and BRZ, and A-Class get five-star ANCAP rating
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Range Rover, 86 and BRZ, and A-Class get five-star ANCAP rating

In the latest round of crash testing performed by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ coupe twins, Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback and Range Rover luxury SUV have been awarded a maximum five star rating. With dual front, side and driver’s knee airbags, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ received 34...


Foton Tunland gets three-star ANCAP rating; LandCruiser, Pajero earn five
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Foton Tunland gets three-star ANCAP rating; LandCruiser, Pajero earn five

The Foton Tunland has been awarded a disappointing three-star ANCAP safety rating in the latest round of local crash testing. Despite Foton claiming its Chinese-built Tunland ute was designed in accordance with four-star Euro NCAP standards, the dual-cab's lack of electronic stability control (ESC) makes it ineligible for any more than a three-star rating under ANCAP's stricter criteria...


Proton Preve earns brand
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Proton Preve earns brand's first ANCAP five-star safety rating

The Proton Preve has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, making it the Malaysian manufacturer's first model to earn top marks from the independent crash tester. The small-sized Proton Preve sedan scored 34...


Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage, Volkswagen Beetle join ANCAP five-star club
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Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage, Volkswagen Beetle join ANCAP five-star club

The Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage and Volkswagen Beetle have all been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of new vehicle crash tests. The second-generation Ford Kuga (pictured above) maintained the five-star mark of the first-gen SUV with a score of 36...


Opel Corsa, Subaru Forester, Volvo V40 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Opel Corsa, Subaru Forester, Volvo V40 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Opel Corsa, Subaru Outback and Volvo V40 have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of crash testing. ANCAP CEO Nicholas Clarke said the standout performer was the Volvo V40 (above and below), which scored 36.67 points out of 37...


Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander head list of new five-star ANCAP safety cars
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander head list of new five-star ANCAP safety cars

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has rounded out 2012 by awarding five new cars the maximum five-star safety rating. The Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander, Citroen DS4, Infiniti FX and the Kia Sorento all achieved the top rating in the program’s final round of crash testing for 2012...


Hyundai i45 to crash Sydney motor show
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Hyundai i45 to crash Sydney motor show

A crashed Hyundai i45 will join a roomful of pristine showroom vehicles at the 2012 Australian international motor show in Sydney as the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) makes its debut at the nation’s biggest annual automotive event. The Hyundai i45 earned the maximum five-star safety rating from ANCAP after the local organisation conducted a crash test on the mid-sized sedan at the end of 2010...


Volkswagen Up! becomes Australia
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Volkswagen Up! becomes Australia's cheapest five-star ANCAP safety car

The Volkswagen Up! is the cheapest car in Australia to come standard with a five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating. Launched locally late last month, the Up! scored 33.37 out of a possible 37 points in ANCAP's recent assessment, including a rating a 14.2 out of 16 in the frontal offset crash test and 14...


Infiniti M sedan upgraded to five-star NCAP safety rating
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Infiniti M sedan upgraded to five-star NCAP safety rating

The Infiniti M sedan has been upgraded to a five-star NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) safety rating on the back of a change to the way the crash-test results are calculated in the US. Rated only four stars as a 2012 model, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has bumped up the current 2013 Infiniti M sedan to the maximum score based on a change to the testing procedure that now takes safety assist technologies (SATs) into account...


Holden Volt, Renault Megane, Audi A3 and Volvo V40 get 5-star NCAP safety rating
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Holden Volt, Renault Megane, Audi A3 and Volvo V40 get 5-star NCAP safety rating

The Holden Volt plug-in hybrid is among a group of four vehicles to earn a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of assessments, joining five other vehicles tested by Euro NCAP to also achieve the maximum safety rating. Among those tested overseas was the all-new Volvo V40 hatch, which achieved the best overall result ever record by Euro NCAP...