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ANCAP Rescue: the new phone app that could save your life
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17th Jun 2020
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ANCAP Rescue: the new phone app that could save your life

A database of 500 new and used cars – with instructions on how to cut them open after a crash – is now only a fingertip away for emergency services and could save lives by saving valuable seconds. ANCAP Rescue is a new app produced by Australia’s crash test authority – the Australasian New Car Assessment Program – and is available free of charge to fire and rescue crews who need to find the fastest way to safely cut open a vehicle after a major incident.
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Joshua Dowling
Audi e-tron, Volkswagen T-Cross get five-star safety rating
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22nd Apr 2020
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Audi e-tron, Volkswagen T-Cross get five-star safety rating

The Audi e-tron electric SUV and the Volkswagen T-Cross city SUV have each earned five-star safety ratings by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ahead of their arrival in local showrooms. Both cars were tested by Euro NCAP and subject to a full-width frontal collision at 50km/h, a dynamic offset frontal collision at 64km/h – due to 2019 testing standards – side impact at 50km/h, a side pole impact at 32km/h, and whiplash assessment for front and rear occupants.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs
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27th Feb 2020
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2020 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs

Subaru has revealed pricing and specification for its 2020 Impreza, set for local delivery in early 2020. Subaru will offer the 2020 Impreza in four trims: 2.0i, 2.0i-L, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i-S. All variants are available in sedan and hatch bodies. Pricing will start at $23,740 for a 2.0i sedan, with the top-spec 2.0i-S coming in at $31,360 for a hatch body type (both prices exclude on-road costs).
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Liam Murphy
Euro NCAP: CX-30, Explorer, GLB get five-star ratings
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14th Nov 2019
3 min read

Euro NCAP: CX-30, Explorer, GLB get five-star ratings

Independent crash-testing firm, Euro NCAP, has released its latest round of safety ratings, with the new Mazda CX-30, Ford Explorer, and Mercedes-Benz GLB all achieving five-star results. The star of the show was the Mazda CX-30, which recorded a near-perfect 99 per cent score for Adult Occupant Protection, giving it the highest score for this category against Euro NCAP's 2018-19 protocol.
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James Wong
ANCAP: Hyundai Kona Electric maintains 5-star rating in audit tests
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14th Oct 2019
2 min read

ANCAP: Hyundai Kona Electric maintains 5-star rating in audit tests

ANCAP has released the results of audit crash testing it conducted on the Hyundai Kona Electric to verify manufacturer-supplied data for the electric crossover. The Kona Electric carried over the 2017-stamped five-star safety rating from its petrol-powered equivalent when it was released earlier this year.
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James Wong