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2020 Audi A1 scores 5-star ANCAP rating
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31st Oct 2019
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2020 Audi A1 scores 5-star ANCAP rating

ANCAP has awarded the new-generation Audi A1 a five-star safety rating, making it the first light car to score top marks against the strict 2019 criteria. Based on tests carried out by sister firm Euro NCAP earlier this year, the new A1 scored an impressive 95 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 88 per cent before Child Occupant Protection, 73 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 82 per cent for Safety Assist.
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James Wong
Euro NCAP: Model 3, Scala, B-Class get 5-star ratings
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4th Jul 2019
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Euro NCAP: Model 3, Scala, B-Class get 5-star ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of crash results including a range of new models, including the Tesla Model 3, Skoda Scala, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Kia Ceed, and DS 3 Crossback. The Model 3 impressed with a perfect score in the frontal offset test, and its Safety Assist performance – where it scored 94 per cent, the best yet under Euro NCAP’s most recent protocol.
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Audi e-tron, Renault Clio, Volkswagen T-Cross shine in Euro NCAP testing
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23rd May 2019
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Audi e-tron, Renault Clio, Volkswagen T-Cross shine in Euro NCAP testing

Euro NCAP has released a new round of safety ratings this week, with a trio of new models impressing against the firm's latest, strictest criteria. In addition to the ANCAP ratings released this week based on the European arm's testing, a handful of models not yet available in Australia also received five-star ratings – the electric Audi e-tron, the new Renault Clio light hatch, and the Volkswagen T-Cross compact crossover.
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2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing
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20th Sep 2018
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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. The front offset test also uncovered a risk of deformity around the front door pillars.
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Rusty cars flunk crash tests - video
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1st May 2018
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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. The results demonstrate how chassis rust can impact a vehicle's crash performance, which is a significant risk for drivers of older cars.
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