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Land Rover Defender scores top safety rating despite no centre airbag
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10th Dec 2020
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Land Rover Defender scores top safety rating despite no centre airbag

The 2020 Land Rover Defender has been awarded a five-star safety rating under the latest evaluation conditions – the first vehicle to do so without a centre airbag. The new-generation Defender is also the first adept off-road SUV to receive a five-star score since the new test conditions were introduced this year.
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Ben Zachariah
2020 Ford Escape awarded five-star safety rating
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28th Oct 2020
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2020 Ford Escape awarded five-star safety rating

The 2020 Ford Escape will hit showrooms next month, and buyers can now be assured the all-new SUV offers some of the highest levels of safety available. The independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) awarded the Escape a five-star safety rating off data provided by partner Euro NCAP, scoring favourably with adult occupant protection (92 per cent), child occupant protection (89 per cent), vulnerable road user protection (82 per cent), and safety assists (77 per cent).
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Ben Zachariah
2020 Ford Puma scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating
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24th Sep 2020
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2020 Ford Puma scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2020 Ford Puma will land in Australia this month with a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – a score applicable to every variant in the brand's new small SUV line-up. Ford Australia's latest arrival received scores of 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 77 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 74 per cent for safety assist.
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Susannah Guthrie
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
2020 Jeep Wrangler safety upgrade from 1 star to 3 stars, weak structure still in the way of a 5-star score
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19th Dec 2019
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2020 Jeep Wrangler safety upgrade from 1 star to 3 stars, weak structure still in the way of a 5-star score

The Jeep Wrangler's "poor" one-star ANCAP rating has been improved to a "marginal" three-star rating for 2020 with the addition of active safety technology – but the structural shortcomings that prevented it from getting a five-star rating remain.
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Scott Collie