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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...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever
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Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever

Volvo has lived up to its reputation, with the new S90 sedan and V90 wagon netting five stars in Euro NCAP’s brand new 2017 testing regime. Moreover, both cars eclipsed the previous record score, attained by… another Volvo, the XC90 crossover...


Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety
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Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety

Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has released safety ratings for some of the latest models from numerous brands, including the Audi Q2, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq and Suzuki Ignis...


2017 Holden Astra five-star safety score has a disclaimer
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2017 Holden Astra five-star safety score has a disclaimer

The all-new 2017 Holden Astra has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating – but only for the top two versions in the range. The Holden Astra RS and RSV get Holden Eye autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard, as well as lane-keeping assistance, forward distance indicator and forward collision alert. But the base model R misses out on that tech...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Tiguan earn five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Tiguan earn five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings

Euro NCAP, the European partner to the local Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has given the new Alfa Romeo Giulia and Volkswagen Tiguan the maximum five-star safety rating. These scores suggest similar ratings could be on the cards for Australia. Both vehicles were praised for their superior standard safety equipment that is fitted as standard throughout Europe, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB)...


'Car brands on notice', ANCAP boss says: Greater steps needed to improve road safety
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'Car brands on notice', ANCAP boss says: Greater steps needed to improve road safety

The head of the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has said that "all car brands should be on notice from today", following the audit crash test of Kia's Picanto micro car. ANCAP chief executive officer, James Goodwin, told CarAdvice that brands should not be surprised to learn that more surprise crash tests could be on the cards...


ANCAP: Kia Picanto crashed locally in response to overseas results - UPDATE
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ANCAP: Kia Picanto crashed locally in response to overseas results - UPDATE

UPDATE: Images of the crash test performed by ANCAP have been released. You can see the image below (white car) and in the Photos tab. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has undertaken an audit test on the Kia Picanto at Sydney's Crashlab facility after alarming crash test results from the related ASEAN NCAP crash testing body...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


ANCAP to test cars for Europe from 2018
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ANCAP to test cars for Europe from 2018

By aligning its protocols with Europe from 2018, Australian independent safety watchdog ANCAP will be able to conduct crash tests for other world regions, including those used by Euro NCAP. This means that ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) is poised to grow in stature beyond the end of local car manufacturing, and will morph into a truly global part of the NCAP testing network...


Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class
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Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class

Crash safety testers impressed with Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Infiniti Q30 in 2015 Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has named the cars that impressed most in crash safety tests carried out through 2015...


Hyundai Tucson four-star safety rating "disappointing", says ANCAP
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Hyundai Tucson four-star safety rating "disappointing", says ANCAP

The Hyundai Tucson has been hit with a “disappointing” four-star safety rating from independent local crash-tester ANCAP. The Tucson’s four-star rating comes just weeks after a left-hand-drive example of Hyundai’s new mid-sized SUV earned the maximum five-star rating with ANCAP’s sister organisation Euro NCAP...


Audi A4, Honda HR-V earn five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings, Volkswagen Caddy gets four
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Audi A4, Honda HR-V earn five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings, Volkswagen Caddy gets four

Euro NCAP has awarded the new Audi A4 and the Honda HR-V and Jazz the maximum five-star safety rating, while the new Volkswagen Caddy has managed four stars. The Audi A4 scored highly across all four criteria, achieving 90 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection, and 75 per cent for both pedestrian protection and safety assist...


Mazda MX-5 scores four-star Euro NCAP rating, Hyundai Tucson gets five
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Mazda MX-5 scores four-star Euro NCAP rating, Hyundai Tucson gets five

The results of the latest round of European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) crash testing have been released, and there have been some surprises. The Mazda MX-5 sports car managed a less-than-perfect four-star Euro NCAP rating in the latest round of tests, with the Japanese convertible model praised for its "exceptional pedestrian protection thanks to the deployable bonnet fitted as standard" for which it scored 93 per cent, and a "good all-round performance", but let down by a lack of the "latest crash avoidance technology"...


ANCAP crash test results: Audi TT scores four stars, Mazda 2 and CX-3 get five
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ANCAP crash test results: Audi TT scores four stars, Mazda 2 and CX-3 get five

In what is surely a confusing outcome for all involved, the Mazda CX-3 has managed to score the maximum five-star crash rating courtesy of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) less than a week after it was announced the model scored four stars in Euro NCAP testing...


Mazda CX-3 four-star Euro NCAP crash test shock - UPDATE
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Mazda CX-3 four-star Euro NCAP crash test shock - UPDATE

The big-selling Mazda CX-3 compact SUV has been awarded a shock four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating in the latest round of testing. The CX-3 scored a less-than-perfect four-star Euro NCAP rating because, according to a release from the testing authority, despite offering autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as an option in that market, the uptake is expected to be low...


New Skoda Fabia praised for five-star ANCAP rating
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New Skoda Fabia praised for five-star ANCAP rating

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has commended the all-new Skoda Fabia hatch and wagon range for a standard-setting five-star score in its latest round of testing. The new Skoda Fabia, the second generation of the car sold here, launches this week...


2015 Audi TT Coupe scores four stars in Euro NCAP crash testing; Renault, Opel vans manage three
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2015 Audi TT Coupe scores four stars in Euro NCAP crash testing; Renault, Opel vans manage three

The 2015 Audi TT Coupe has managed a less-than-perfect four-star crash rating in the latest round of testing by the European New Car Assessment Programme, Euro NCAP. The third-generation Audi TT managed the four-star rating chiefly due to a "lack of latest advanced technologies such as autonomous emergency braking," a release from Euro NCAP claimed...


Suzuki Celerio sold here won't have three-star crash score
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Suzuki Celerio sold here won't have three-star crash score

The all-new Suzuki Celerio city car that will replace the ageing Indian-made Suzuki Alto in the first quarter of 2015 will not carry the same three-star crash test score of the version recently tested by Euro New Car Assessment Program...