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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...


2019 Jeep Wrangler handed devastating 1 Star Euro NCAP result
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2019 Jeep Wrangler handed devastating 1 Star Euro NCAP result

The all-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler has been given a stinging one-star safety rating in the latest round of assessments from independent body, Euro NCAP. The fourth-generation JL Wrangler, revealed earlier this year, was already out of the running for a five-star rating due to its lack of autonomous emergency braking at launch...


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...


2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing
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2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing

Suzuki's upcoming Jimny has scored just three stars in Euro NCAP testing, on the back of relatively low scores for adult occupant and vulnerable road-user protection. The adult occupant protection rating was hindered by a steering wheel airbag that didn't quite inflate correctly, allowing the driver's head to contact the steering wheel rim...


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...


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...


Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models
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Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models

Euro NCAP has released its latest safety scores this week for a number of models, including updated ratings for ageing vehicles still sold as new cars. Several all-new cars got full five-star ratings, including the Hyundai Kona, Kia Stinger, BMW 6 Series GT and Jaguar F-Pace, while re-testing of some recently-facelifted versions of older models revealed some sub-par results - including a zero-star score...


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...


ANCAP to expand test program
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ANCAP to expand test program

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) will expand its range of crash tests, and put automated safety features to the test from next year. Headlining the more advanced ANCAP tests will be new crash test dummies, including new child dummies, along with pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle targets. Test barriers and trolleys will be modified, too, as part of the changes...


Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating
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Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP this week, while the Kia Picanto micro car only managed four. Scoring 36.48 out of 38 for adult occupant protection (95 per cent), the CX-5 performed well in physical tests and comes with all three (City, Interurban, Pedestrian) levels of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment...


Upgraded Ford Mustang manages three-star Euro NCAP crash rating
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Upgraded Ford Mustang manages three-star Euro NCAP crash rating

The addition of various safety technologies has seen the updated, 2018 Ford Mustang coupe's Euro NCAP crash score climb to three stars. While not exactly a cause for raucous celebration, the new result published by Euro NCAP is certainly better than the infamous two-star crash score awarded by its Australian partner, ANCAP, at the start of this year...


2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE
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2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has been awarded a full five-star safety rating by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week. Following the Discovery's New Zealand release in May and in advance of its Australian market launch this week, ANCAP has released the SUV's crash ratings based on tests conducted by its European equivalent, Euro NCAP...


2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet
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2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet

When a two-star ANCAP crash score was announced for the Ford Mustang earlier this year, many of us expected that there would be major consumer recoil. But there hasn’t been. The Ford Mustang just saw its best month ever in Australia, with a huge 1351 units sold, and it is easily the highest-selling sports car in the country at this point in time, with 3772 units sold to the end of May 2017...


2017 Land Rover Discovery awarded five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP
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2017 Land Rover Discovery awarded five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP

The all-new fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery has been awarded the top-level five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP – one star better than the outgoing L319 Discovery model. The seven-seat Discovery was only recently launched to the international press in Utah in the United States, where it won praise for its combination of Range Rover-style luxury and proper off-road ability...


Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result
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Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result

ANCAP says it unsuccessfully attempted to secure Ford Mustangs to crash test on several occasions, before encouraging its European sister organisation Euro NCAP to pick up the baton...