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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...

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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...


2018 Holden Commodore gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2018 Holden Commodore gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 Holden Commodore has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing firm, ANCAP. It's the first score issued by ANCAP this year, and fittingly it's given to the first imported Commodore. The 'ZB' Commodore managed 35.54 out of 38 for adult occupant protection, equating to 93 per cent...


ANCAP Crashlab to get $1.6m upgrade
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ANCAP Crashlab to get $1.6m upgrade

The New South Wales Government has committed $1.6 million to upgrading the ANCAP Crashlab, which will enable the facility to assess autonomous vehicle safety technologies. Minister for roads, maritime and freight, Melinda Pavey, made the announcement this week, which will support local crash-testing authority, ANCAP, in the testing of driver assistance systems...


LDV D90 scores five stars in ANCAP crash safety testing
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LDV D90 scores five stars in ANCAP crash safety testing

The 2018 LDV D90 has been awarded five stars in the latest round of crash safety testing carried out by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), following in the footsteps of the related T60 Ute. It scored 14.05 out of 16 for the frontal offset test, and a perfect 16 for the side impact test. It also achieved a perfect score for the pole test, for a total 35...


2018 Jeep Compass scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2018 Jeep Compass scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 Jeep Compass has been awarded a five-star safety rating by independent local crash-testing authority, ANCAP. Scoring 35.93 out of 37, the Compass achieved full marks for the side impact and pole tests, along with a best-possible 'good' rating for whiplash protection...


Kia Stinger gets controversial ANCAP score
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Kia Stinger gets controversial ANCAP score

The massively hyped Kia Stinger performance car has been awarded what will become a controversial ‘split’ ANCAP crash safety rating. Mid-range Stinger Si and GT-Line variants, plus the range-topping GT, all get 2017 five-star scores and full commendations. However, the entry grade (fleet-focused) 200S four-cylinder and 330S V6 variants that undercut their siblings by $7000 instead receive a lowly three stars...


2018 Jaguar F-Pace scores five stars in ANCAP testing
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2018 Jaguar F-Pace scores five stars in ANCAP testing

The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace has scored five stars in ANCAP's safety testing, with the rating applying to the entire range. Jaguar's top-seller achieved 93 per cent for adult occupant protection and 85 per cent for child occupant protection, along with an 80 per cent rating for pedestrian protection...


MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating
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MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10.46 out of 16 for the frontal-offset test, which saw insufficient inflation of the passenger's airbag, causing the dummy to 'bottom out'...


2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross scores five-stars ANCAP rating
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross scores five-stars ANCAP rating

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has scored five-stars in independent ANCAP testing, joining a long list of new cars to achieve the maximum score. Set to arrive in Mitsubishi dealerships on December 22, the new Eclipse Cross scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, with perfect scores in the pole and side-impact tests...


2018 BMW X3 scores five-stars ANCAP safety rating
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2018 BMW X3 scores five-stars ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 BMW X3 has been awarded a five-star rating from independent crash-test authority ANCAP. With a total score of 35.41 out of 38 for adult occupant protection, the X3 returned a perfect score in the side-impact test, and 7.3 out of 8 for the pole test. The car also scored well in child occupant protection testing, with a score of 84 per cent, and offers good pedestrian protection (70 per cent) too...


Should there be minimum global crash safety standards?
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Should there be minimum global crash safety standards?

Low-cost vehicles sold in developing markets are rarely paragons of safety, because making key body stress points from high-grade materials, and adding lots of safety equipment, is expensive. Yet there appears to be a significant differential in crash safety that should worry anyone who believes in big car-makers taking some semblance of corporate responsibility for people who buy their cars, and who wants published crash scores mandated globally...


2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating
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2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Scoring 36.16 out of 37, the Camry managed a perfect score in both side impact and pole tests, along with 15.16 out of 16 for the frontal offset test...