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Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety

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Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety

Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has released safety ratings for some of the latest models from numerous brands, including the Audi Q2, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq and Suzuki Ignis...

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Safety features and considerations you can no longer ignore
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Safety features and considerations you can no longer ignore

Most cars, these days, are equipped with no shortage of standard features and a host of compelling options. But, with all manner of abbreviations and new technologies arriving in the ever expanding new-car market, how do you keep on top of what is worth your spend..


Apple finally reveals autonomous vehicle intentions
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Apple finally reveals autonomous vehicle intentions

American technology giant Apple has at last confirmed its plans to become a player in the coming autonomous vehicle market, in a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - although the extent of its plans remains unclear. Dated November 22, 2016, the document mentions areas where Apple is developing technologies and systems that could contribute to autonomous vehicles...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


US authorities want phones to have a 'driver mode' to combat distracted driving
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US authorities want phones to have a 'driver mode' to combat distracted driving

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new guidelines for a mobile phone 'driver mode', which it believes will help address distracted driving. In a document that covers the second phase of the agency's voluntary guidelines to reduce driver distraction, the US DOT wants manufacturers of portable devices and aftermarket electronic device developers to design new products that offer simplified interfaces and reduce the amount of time drivers take their eyes off the road...


Amarok: Is power more important to pick-up buyers than safety?
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Amarok: Is power more important to pick-up buyers than safety?

We’ve highlighted it before: Unlike its major competition, the Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado, Mazda BT-50 and Mitsubishi Triton, the freshly updated 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 doesn’t have rear passenger airbags. We consider the omission a significant oversight, as this isn’t new technology and we’ve been told that engineering them into the current-generation car is feasible...


How to be a tightarse behind the wheel: Top tips to help you save fuel... and money

How to be a tightarse behind the wheel: Top tips to help you save fuel... and money

How would you like to share in more than $8 million every day? That's the staggering amount of money drivers in Australia could collectively save each day, simply by reducing fuel consumption by 10 per cent...


Ford driven by new safety technologies, local arm says
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Ford driven by new safety technologies, local arm says

Ford is putting as much energy into developing new vehicle technologies as it is in building them, according to the Blue Oval's local arm. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the company's Driving Skills for Life program, Wes Sherwood, communications director at Ford Australia, said if the brand is to consider itself as an innovator it needs to focus on developing new technology...


Ford launches Driving Skills for Life program in Australia
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Ford launches Driving Skills for Life program in Australia

Ford has launched its 2016 Driving Skills for Life program, which aims to address one of the leading causes of death for young Australians - road tragedies. Kicking off in Melbourne over the weekend before heading to Geelong, Canberra and Sydney over the next four weeks, the Ford's Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) aims to reach over 1000 young Australians and their parents...


American muscle takes on Australian compliance rules: Noise, speedo and brakes tested at the drags
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American muscle takes on Australian compliance rules: Noise, speedo and brakes tested at the drags

There's no mistaking either the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali HD on the road. Despite their rarity in Australia, American muscle cars and pick-up trucks are legendary and when they are spotted, they turn heads and put smiles on faces. There's just something about them...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Holden Astra five-star safety score has a disclaimer
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2017 Holden Astra five-star safety score has a disclaimer

The all-new 2017 Holden Astra has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating – but only for the top two versions in the range. The Holden Astra RS and RSV get Holden Eye autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard, as well as lane-keeping assistance, forward distance indicator and forward collision alert. But the base model R misses out on that tech...


2017 Holden Astra gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Holden Astra gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2017 Holden Astra has been awarded the full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP, ahead of its local launch later this month. Awarded to the mid-spec RS and and top-shelf RS-V models, the rating is based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP on the largely identical Opel Astra last year, and the fact that the two higher variants come equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems as standard equipment...


Nissan Tsuru v Nissan Versa: Global NCAP crash test demonstrates concerns in developing markets
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Nissan Tsuru v Nissan Versa: Global NCAP crash test demonstrates concerns in developing markets

International crash-testing authority Global NCAP has conducted its car-to-car crash test between two equivalent models from the US and Mexican markets - and the results are alarming. From the States is the 2016 Nissan Versa (formerly sold here as the Almera), the most affordable Nissan sedan sold in the US...


MG Motor Australia says safety is a priority
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MG Motor Australia says safety is a priority

When MG launched the MG 6 locally in 2013 there were some challenges, which ultimately contributed to the SAIC Motor-owned brand retreating from Australia. The MG 6 initially didn't fully comply with Australian Design Rules, and it scored a four-star ANCAP safety rating when tested in 2013...


National Road Safety Strategy will fail without further federal funding, AAA says
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National Road Safety Strategy will fail without further federal funding, AAA says

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has called on the Turnbull Government to dig deep and invest $150,000 into the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), launched in 2011 to help combat the country's road toll. The NRSS was developed with the aim of cutting Australia's road toll by "at least" 30 per cent, by 2020...


Ford Australia announces 2016 Driving Skills for Life program
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Ford Australia announces 2016 Driving Skills for Life program

Ford Australia has announced its 2016 Driving Skills for Life program, aimed at helping young people becoming safer drivers on the road. This year’s program - which was first established in 2003 - will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) to Melbourne, Geelong, Canberra and Sydney...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Nissan to end Tsuru production after earning zero-star crash rating
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Nissan to end Tsuru production after earning zero-star crash rating

The Nissan Tsuru, an old and distant relative of the Pulsar, will end production next May after a 25-year run. Currently sold in Mexico along with parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the Tsuru is also known as the V16 in Chile, Sentra B13 in Central American nations and the Sentra Clasico in Peru and the Dominican republic...


USA v Mexico: Global NCAP to highlight safety concerns in developing markets
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USA v Mexico: Global NCAP to highlight safety concerns in developing markets

International crash-testing body Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) will work with its subsidiaries to perform a crash test that will highlight the disparity in new car safety benchmarks between developed and developing nations, later this month...