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ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings

The new BMW X5 and Holden Acadia have been awarded top marks in the latest round of ANCAP safety ratings. Both SUVs managed five stars, with the Holden impressing with strong performances in the protection of adults (94 per cent), children (87 per cent), and Vulnerable Road Users (74 per cent), along with Safety Assist (86 per cent)...

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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings
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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to several new models, including the Audi Q3, BMW X5, Peugeot 508, along with the Volvo S60/V60. The Q3, 508, S60 and V60 all scored over 90 per cent in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, while the X5 managed 89 per cent – largely due to the driver's knee airbag not deploying properly in the front offset test...


Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating. Last tested in 2011, the third-generation Panda lacks any form of active safety equipment – with seatbelt reminders the only feature to score points in the area Safety Assist...


ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings
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ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES all achieving five stars based on tests carried out by sister firm, Euro NCAP. The A-Class managed a high score of 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Mazda and Lexus scored 95 per cent and 91 per cent in the same category respectively...


Renault Koleos scores five-star ANCAP rating
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Renault Koleos scores five-star ANCAP rating

The Renault Koleos has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on tests carried out by Euro NCAP. However, the rating has a 2017 date-stamp and only applies to two-wheel drive variants sold from June 2018 – a little confusing, but it coincides with the recent introduction of autonomous-emergency braking and lane-departure warning across the range...


Can we all just bloody agree on names for active safety tech already?
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Can we all just bloody agree on names for active safety tech already?

One of the best things about today’s automotive industry is the improved vehicle safety. Cars aren’t just infinitely better in a crash, they’re also becoming increasingly proficient at helping you avoid them altogether. But unceasing advancement can come at the cost of clarity. In a market so congested, keeping pace with who offers what is difficult, to put it mildly...


2019 Toyota Corolla scores five-star ANCAP rating
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2019 Toyota Corolla scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation Toyota Corolla has been awarded a five-star safety rating by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Australia's most popular passenger car scored 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 83 per cent for child occupant protection, 86 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 76 per cent for safety assist...


Half of new car buyers don't prioritise safety - study
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Half of new car buyers don't prioritise safety - study

Crash testing is getting tougher around the world, and modern cars are safer than ever. It appears buyers could be taking that for granted, with new research finding more than 50 per cent of buyers don't have a car's safety rating as a top-three priority when making a purchase. According to a finder.com...


Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results
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Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results

The new Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, under the updated testing regimedescribed as the "toughest" to date. The XC40 scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 78 per cent in the safety assist category...


ANCAP encouraging buyers to get into new cars
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ANCAP encouraging buyers to get into new cars

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has launched a campaign encouraging car buyers to stump for the newest possible car, asking 'who would survive' a head-on collision between a 1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla to illustrate how far passive safety has improved over the past two decades...


Standard AEB inclusion up tenfold since 2015 in Australia - study
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Standard AEB inclusion up tenfold since 2015 in Australia - study

A report from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has revealed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is included as standard in 10 times more vehicles than 2015. There are a few interesting takeaways from the research, but the most significant is this: just six of the top 100 models lines on Australia's sales charts had AEB as standard across the range (from the cheapest to most expensive variant) in 2015, representing just 3...


Time Machine Tuesday: 12 June 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 12 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 12 in years past...


2018 Ford Mustang upgraded to three stars in ANCAP testing
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2018 Ford Mustang upgraded to three stars in ANCAP testing

The updated 'FN' Ford Mustang has improved on its predecessor's woeful ANCAP result, but still only manages a three-star safety rating. Central to the improvement is the addition of autonomous-emergency braking, forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist across the range of vehicles built since December 2017...


Nissan Leaf scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing
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Nissan Leaf scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, in an updated set of tests that the firm describes as the "toughest safety tests to date." It scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent for safety assist systems...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets five-star ANCAP rating
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets five-star ANCAP rating

ANCAP has released its latest set of safety ratings this week, with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio scoring top marks, while the Citroen C3 scored a disappointing four stars. Based on tests conducted by sister agency, Euro NCAP, the Stelvio scored an impressive 97 per cent for adult occupant protection – just shy of the related Giulia sedan's record 98 per cent score...


2018 Kia Stinger range gets five-star ANCAP rating - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stinger range gets five-star ANCAP rating - UPDATE

The 2018 Kia Stinger now wears a five-star ANCAP rating across the entire model range, thanks to the addition of safety technologies like autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keep assist to entry-level 200S and 330S variants...


Rusty cars flunk crash tests - video
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Rusty cars flunk crash tests - video

New tests conducted by Thatcham Research have highlighted the dangers of driving vehicles corroded by rust. A fifth-generation Volkswagen Golf and a first-generation Mazda 6 were subjected to safety testing in line with the current Euro NCAP criteria, on behalf of Swedish insurance organisation, Folksam...


ANCAP: Deputy PM announces $6.64 million funding plan
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ANCAP: Deputy PM announces $6.64 million funding plan

The Australian Federal Government will support ANCAP for five more years, announcing a $6.64 million funding plan for the independent crash-test authority. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Michael McCormack, said the decision is aimed at safeguarding the independent crash-test body's crucial work...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings

Independent crash-testing ANCAP has released its latest set of safety ratings this week, with the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Volkswagen Polo all receiving five-star safety ratings. Headlining ANCAP's release is the X-Class's standard inclusion of autonomous emergency braking – a first for the ute segment in Australia...