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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...

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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...


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