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Mercedes-Benz EQC, Toyota Corolla sedan score 5 star ANCAP ratings
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21st Nov 2019
1 min read

Mercedes-Benz EQC, Toyota Corolla sedan score 5 star ANCAP ratings

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has followed the Hyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf in achieving a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. The mid-sized EQC SUV, which will go head-to-head with the Audi E-Tron Quattro and Jaguar I-Pace, equalled the best-ever score for child protection. It also fared well when it came to adult occupant protection, with a 96 per cent rating.
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Scott Collie
Study shows new cars are safer than ever, but advanced tech still not mandatory in Australia
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21st Oct 2019
3 min read

Study shows new cars are safer than ever, but advanced tech still not mandatory in Australia

New cars are reaching levels of safety never seen before – as figures show the 12 month national average for road deaths has hit a five-year low. However, one of the key life-saving technologies helping drive down deaths on our roads is still not mandated in Australia.
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Joshua Dowling
Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for 1 Series, 208, Cherokee
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10th Oct 2019
2 min read

Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for 1 Series, 208, Cherokee

European crash-testing authority Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings for a slew of new models, including the BMW 1 Series, Jeep Cherokee and Peugeot 208.
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James Wong
Hyundai developing central armrest airbag
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20th Sep 2019
2 min read

Hyundai developing central armrest airbag

Your next Hyundai or Kia could feature a new type of side-impact protection, with the Hyundai Motor Group revealing a front armrest-mounted side impact airbag. The new airbag is designed to stop head injuries caused by front passengers colliding with each other, or hard objects in the cabin. Research quoted by Hyundai claims 'secondary' impacts in the cabin are responsible for 45 per cent of head injuries in side-impact collisions.
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Scott Collie
SsangYong Korando, BMW Z4 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings
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5th Sep 2019
3 min read

SsangYong Korando, BMW Z4 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings this week, with several upcoming models bound for Australia scoring five-star ratings – including the SsangYong Korando and BMW Z4.
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James Wong