ANCAP today awarded Skoda’s new Octavia a 5 star safety rating. The Octavia joins the Roomster, the Superb and the Yeti to give Skoda a fourth 5 star safety rated car for its Australasian fleet. The 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all front-wheel-drive variants of the Octavia.
ANCAP today released 5 star safety ratings for the Kia Rondo, the Mazda6 and the Renault Clio, providing more safe choices for new car buyers across the market. The ratings apply to all variants of the Rondo and the Mazda6 and to the 3-cylinder petrol-engined Clio. The 4-cylinder Clio variant is unrated.
ANCAP today released 5 star safety ratings for the Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan JUKE.
The rating applies to all variants of the new Pathfinder. The Pathfinder performed very well in most ANCAP tests and joins an already competitive SUV market segment.
The Nissan JUKE, which achieved a 5 star rating upon its release in New Zealand in 2012, is now available in Australia and the rating carries forward. The rating applies to front-wheel drive variants with the 1.6 litre H16 petrol engine.
ANCAP today announced that Proton’s newly released people mover, the Exora, has been awarded a 4 star ANCAP safety rating, while the Proton Suprima, available later this year, was awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
ANCAP today released safety ratings for two popular models, each from global manufacturers. A 5 star ANCAP safety rating was awarded to the new Kia Cerato, while the recently released Honda Accord achieved only a 4 star ANCAP safety rating.
ANCAP today released safety ratings for four models available to the Australian and New Zealand markets - the new Holden Trax, Peugeot 208, Citroen DS5 and MG6.
The Trax, 208 and DS5 all achieved top 5 star ANCAP safety ratings, performing well across each of the five physical ANCAP tests. 5 star safety ratings apply to all variants of the Trax and DS5. The 5 star safety rating for the 208 applies only to 5 door hatches with a 4 cylinder engine.
The Latin American New Car Assessment Program, Latin NCAP, has today awarded its first 5 star rating to the new SEAT Leon.
In contrast, best-selling global brands continue to provide sub-standard safety protection across the Latin American market with 0 star ratings applied to Suzuki, Chevrolet, Renault and Nissan models.
ANCAP welcomes the views expressed in the Federal Parliament last night by Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Regional Transport, Mr Darren Chester MP, which called for renewed energy and enthusiasm to lower the road toll.
Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, has today released ANCAP safety ratings for two new market entrants - the Holden Malibu and Fiat Freemont.
The Holden Malibu scored the top safety rating as recommended by ANCAP - a 5 star rating; while the Fiat Freemont achieved only a 4 star ANCAP safety rating.
A new generation of technologies holds the key to radically improving pedestrian safety.
This is the view of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR), the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), who joined together today to conduct a pedestrian safety demonstration at CASR’s Vehicle Testing Laboratory in Kent Town.
Maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings were today announced for three very different car types. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Land Rover Range Rover and Toyota 86 were the latest recipients of 5 star safety ratings from the independent vehicle safety organisation, ANCAP.
ANCAP today congratulated Proton on its commitment to safety following the new Proton Prevé achieving a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The Prevé is a relatively low cost car, competing in a very popular segment of the market.
ANCAP today released 5 star safety ratings for the new Subaru Forester and Volvo V40 as the new year sees the safety rating hurdles raised. The Opel Corsa also achieved the top 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
The latest crash test results released by Latin NCAP today reveal that the safety levels of some popular cars sold across Latin America are still 20 years behind the industrialised countries and below global standards.
The effectiveness of airbags in protecting vehicle occupants from death and serious injury has again been validated following an evaluation conducted by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC).
ANCAP commends the announcement by the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia to only insure or finance cars which have been rated by ANCAP and awarded an ANCAP safety rating of either 4 or 5 stars.
ANCAP has today unveiled its presence at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) releasing 5 star results for the new Toyota Corolla hatch, Honda CR-V and Holden Colorado 7 SUV while showcasing another of its 5 star performers to motor show visitors - the Hyundai i45.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today praised Volkswagen for its inclusion of life-saving crash avoidance technology into their newest, most affordable model on the Australasian market - the Volkswagen Up! small car.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today gave its support for the continuous development of crash testing following the release of findings of a new small overlap frontal crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States.
Australasia's independent and authoritative source for vehicle safety information, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has today released its vehicle safety rating requirements for 2017.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced more good news for consumers with the Mazda CX-5, Honda Civic Hatch and BMW 3 Series all awarded maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings. While not quite reaching the top rating, the all wheel drive variant of the new XUV500 SUV by Mahindra has recorded a creditable 4 star result with side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard features.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today congratulated the Malaysian Government on the establishment of a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) for the South East Asian region - ASEAN NCAP.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today applauded the announcement by multi-national resources company, BHP Billiton, to introduce a 5 star NCAP safety rating requirement across its worldwide vehicle fleet.
Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today released the crash test ratings for five marques – 5 stars for the Toyota Aurion, Kia Rio, and Suzuki Swift Sport; 4 stars for the Jeep Compass; and a 3 star result for the Mahindra Pik Up.
ANCAP today provided welcome news to Government and other fleet buyers with the Nissan Navara utility increasing its ANCAP safety rating to 4 stars. The new rating applies to the D40 Dual Cab 4x4 with a 4 cylinder diesel engine.
ANCAP today congratulated Ford on achieving a 5-star rating for the Australian designed Ranger ute to be sold in Australia and on overseas markets. ANCAP also announced a 5-star rating for the Honda CR-Z sports car.
ANCAP today announced that the Australian-made Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid have improved to 5-star safety rating, following safety upgrades introduced from April 2011. Both vehicles originally earned 4 star ratings from ANCAP.
Australia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, is actively encouraging international efforts to improve information and data sharing for consumer crash tests.
Australia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate – the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – has launched its new website offering all new car buyers access to a range of important safety information.
Australia's leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today congratulated Australia’s car industry for the way it has taken up seat belt reminders as a vital vehicle safety feature.
ANCAP has called on Australia’s large companies and fleet managers to examine State and Federal Occupational Health and Safety legislation to ensure they are providing a safe workplace in the light commercial vans they buy for employees.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has voiced concerns about the safety of light commercial vehicles following the release of a poor 1-star rating for the Nissan Urvan that is sold in New Zealand.
ANCAP will this week host colleagues from its European equivalent to look at further opportunities to exchange vehicle safety information and to improve the provision of crash ratings for Australian car buyers.
Australia’s new car buyers increasingly have more 5-star safety rated vehicles to choose from – both locally made and imported - Australia’s leading vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, said today.
The new model Holden Barina - one of the most popular small cars on the Australian market - has received a poor 2 star rating in the latest ANCAP crash test results released today by NRMA Motoring & Services and the Roads and Traffic Authority.