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ANCAP concerned about pedestrian deaths: Commends Mercedes-Benz GLC and Jaguar XE for five star ratings

Reducing pedestrian fatalities must be a strong focus in the realm of vehicle safety in 2016, says Australian independent safety tester ANCAP. The watchdog released a statement this morning citing figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BIT), which found that pedestrian fatalities increased 7...

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2016 Lexus RX gets ANCAP five-star score
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2016 Lexus RX gets ANCAP five-star score

The new Lexus RX large SUV — the company’s rival to the BMW X5 and co. — unsurprisingly received a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating this week. Australia’s safety watchdog awarded the latest RX, launched at the end of 2015, a respectable 83 per cent in adult protection, 82 per cent in child protection, 79 per cent for pedestrian protection and 74 per cent for its preventative and active safety systems...


Hyundai Tucson: five-star ANCAP safety rating follows redesign
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Hyundai Tucson: five-star ANCAP safety rating follows redesign

The Hyundai Tucson has been upgraded to a much-needed five-star ANCAP safety rating following recent validation of a redesign put into production last November. As you can read here, the new Hyundai Tucson family SUV received a sub-par four-star score from Australia’s safety watchdog late last year following its local launch...


2016 Toyota New Cars
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2016 Toyota New Cars

Details of the new and updated Toyota models launching in Australia in 2016. Prius — March Industry top-seller Toyota updated a staggering 13 models in 2015. Thus, it has launched, replaced or renewed vehicles representing three-quarters of its sales volume. Obviously, 2016 will not be quite so busy. The early headliner is the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid due in March...


Tough new side impact testing rules confirmed for Australia
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Tough new side impact testing rules confirmed for Australia

Australia will soon introduce new rules for side impact crash testing for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, making it the first nation to adopt a new global regulation. Initiated by Australia at the United Nations’ 150th session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations in 2010, the new regulation is intended to reduce the high number of fatalities that occur in side impacts with narrow objects...


ANCAP gives Honda HR-V, Audi Q7 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport five stars
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ANCAP gives Honda HR-V, Audi Q7 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport five stars

The latest round of ANCAP safety tests have yielded maximum five-star ratings for a trio of SUVs — the Audi Q7, Honda HR-V and (as we already reported today) the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The Honda HR-V just now receives its rating despite launching in February, and going on to be Honda’s top-selling car locally. The ANCAP test crunched data from ASEAN NCAP testing...


Hyundai Tucson four-star safety rating "disappointing", says ANCAP
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Hyundai Tucson four-star safety rating "disappointing", says ANCAP

The Hyundai Tucson has been hit with a “disappointing” four-star safety rating from independent local crash-tester ANCAP. The Tucson’s four-star rating comes just weeks after a left-hand-drive example of Hyundai’s new mid-sized SUV earned the maximum five-star rating with ANCAP’s sister organisation Euro NCAP...


Mazda MX-5 scores four-star Euro NCAP rating, Hyundai Tucson gets five
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Mazda MX-5 scores four-star Euro NCAP rating, Hyundai Tucson gets five

The results of the latest round of European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) crash testing have been released, and there have been some surprises. The Mazda MX-5 sports car managed a less-than-perfect four-star Euro NCAP rating in the latest round of tests, with the Japanese convertible model praised for its "exceptional pedestrian protection thanks to the deployable bonnet fitted as standard" for which it scored 93 per cent, and a "good all-round performance", but let down by a lack of the "latest crash avoidance technology"...


2016 Toyota HiLux five-star ANCAP safety confirmed: First to secure good pedestrian score
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2016 Toyota HiLux five-star ANCAP safety confirmed: First to secure good pedestrian score

In news that will surprise few, the all-new 2016 Toyota HiLux has locked in a top five-star crash safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The new eighth-generation HiLux achieved an overall score of 34.45 out of a possible 37 points, including 13.45 out of 16 in the frontal offset crash test, 16 out of 16 in the side impact test, and 2 out of 2 in the pole test...


ANCAP crash test results: Audi TT scores four stars, Mazda 2 and CX-3 get five
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ANCAP crash test results: Audi TT scores four stars, Mazda 2 and CX-3 get five

In what is surely a confusing outcome for all involved, the Mazda CX-3 has managed to score the maximum five-star crash rating courtesy of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) less than a week after it was announced the model scored four stars in Euro NCAP testing...


LDV V80 two-star ANCAP rating sparks war of words
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LDV V80 two-star ANCAP rating sparks war of words

News of a two-star safety rating for the ageing LDV V80 van has resulted in a war of words today between the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Chinese brand’s local distributor, Ateco Automotive...


ANCAP, AMA lobbying governments, industry to make AEB standard in new cars
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ANCAP, AMA lobbying governments, industry to make AEB standard in new cars

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have teamed up to lobby governments and the automotive industry to make advanced safety technologies standard in all new vehicles sold in Australia...


Nissan Navara NP300 five-star ANCAP rated
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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. Despite some differences in specification, all versions of the Nissan Navara (the on-sale dual-cab, as well as the king-cab and single-cab variants due to launch within the next few months) get the maximum score...


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...