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  • 24/05/2024
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    New three-row SUVs achieve five-star results.
    The GWM Tank 500, recently introduced into Australia and New Zealand, has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating following a full suite of testing against ANCAP’s 2023-2025 protocols. A five-star safety rating has also been awarded to the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max. Read More >>

  • 15/05/2024
    The Federal Budget released last night has solidified the Australian Government’s commitment to improve the collection and sharing of nationally-consistent road crash data - a commitment that ANCAP SAFETY applauds. The Australian Government has committed an investment of $21 million for improvements to its National Road Safety Data Hub which will consolidate road safety data from states and territories. In addition, the Australian Government plans to incorporate a provision in its road funding agreements with states and territories to create a requirement for the provision of a nationally-consistent road safety data set. Read More >>

  • 9/05/2024
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    Commonwealth accelerates safety improvements across its vehicle fleet
    As Australia marks National Road Safety Week, the Australian Government has shown leadership in further prioritising the safety of its employees by implementing an enhancement to itsCommonwealth Fleet Vehicle Selection Policy. The policy, which establishes procurement criteria for Commonwealth Government fleet vehicles, requires vehicles to hold a five-star ANCAP safety rating and a datestamp within three years. Read More >>

  • 12/04/2024
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    Mitsubishi Triton lines up as next dual cab to offer five-star safety
    Fresh from completion of rigorous local testing, the new Mitsubishi Triton has been awarded ANCAP’s maximum five-star safety rating.
    The Triton is the first dual cab ute to be tested and assessed against the current 2023-2025 rating criteria.
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  • 10/04/2024
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    Toyota C-HR adds to list of top performers
    ANCAP SAFETY, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety, today confirms a five-star safety rating for the new Toyota C-HR available in Australia and New Zealand.
    The all-hybrid line-up demonstrated solid safety performance assessed against 2023-2025 rating criteria, with the Toyota C-HR becoming the first model to be assigned a 2024 datestamp.
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  • 15/01/2024
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    Four-star safety rating for Hyundai Kona
    ANCAP SAFETY, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today confirmed a four-star safety rating for the latest generation Hyundai Kona available in Australia and New Zealand.
    Assessed against ANCAP's current 2023-2025 protocol criteria, the four-star safety rating applies to petrol, hybrid, and electric variants of the Hyundai Kona small SUV, with mixed levels of physical occupant protection, pedestrian protection and collision avoidance capability demonstrated in ANCAP's assessment.
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  • 20/12/2023
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    Chery Tiggo 7 Pro rounds out 2023 with a five-star result
    To round out testing for 2023, a five-star ANCAP safety rating has today been published for mid-size SUV, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro.
    Local testing of the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro demonstrated a good balance of all-round performance as assessed against the latest 2023-2025 test criteria.
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  • 14/12/2023
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    Previous generation safety still fitted to today’s new cars
    Australia and New Zealand’s independent consumer voice on vehicle safety is strongly reminding new car buyers and fleet purchasers to check the ANCAP SAFETY rating before purchase, with two zero-star ratings published today.
    Local testing of the MG 5 sedan and Mahindra Scorpio SUV has shown both models unable to achieve a safety rating any higher than zero stars due to a range of limitations – in both physical crash protection and active collision avoidance performance.  In many areas, this was due to the fundamental omission of safety features that have been commonplace in new cars for many years.
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  • 6/12/2023
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    Kia, Mercedes-Benz and BMW each achieve five stars
    Following testing against the latest 2023-2025 criteria, the Kia EV9, Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV and BMW 5 Series have each achieved five-star ANCAP safety ratings.
    The electric Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV scored maximum points for its protection of the driver in the side impact test, for the front seat passenger in the frontal offset test, and for the protection of child occupants in both the side impact and frontal offset tests.
    A centre airbag to protect front seat occupants in side impact crashes is fitted, however evidence to demonstrate that the airbag would protect a range of occupant sizes was not provided by the manufacturer and points for this area of assessment were not awarded.
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  • 1/12/2023
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    How safe was the car you drove in the 1990s?
    Taking stock of the past 30 years of independent vehicle safety testing, ANCAP reflects on the vehicle models first rated when testing began in 1993.
    Commonplace on Australia's roads at the time were the Ford Falcon, Mitsubishi Magna, Holden Commodore and Mazda 626 – just to name a few.
    These, together with the Honda Accord, Subaru Liberty, Nissan Pintara, Toyota Camry and Volvo 940 all featured in the first round of safety ratings released in 1993, in an effort to inform consumers about the safety features, or lack of, that were fitted to their everyday drives.
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  • 23/11/2023
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    Boost for vehicle safety with the Australian Government solidifying its commitment to ANCAP.
    The Australian Government has once again solidified its commitment to boost the safety of new vehicles offered to Australian consumers, committing to fund the vital ANCAP safety rating program for a further five years.
    Assistant Minster for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown confirmed the Government's commitment during ANCAP's 30th Anniversary commemorative celebrations in Sydney.
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  • 23/11/2023
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    ANCAP and Euro NCAP renew close ties with signing of MOU.
    ANCAP and Euro NCAP have this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will cement the strong ties already in place between the two regional safety organisations and pave the way for closer collaboration in the future.
    Euro NCAP and ANCAP first signed an MOU in 1999 to assist with the alignment of test protocols and results, with this renewed MOU signalling the continued strength of ANCAP and Euro NCAP's shared mission and future ambitions. The MOU has been prepared to reflect the evolution of ANCAP and Euro NCAP over the past three decades, as well as the technological advancements made in vehicle safety and changing regulatory and environmental objectives.
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  • 22/11/2023
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    Australasia’s trusted voice on vehicle safety marks 30 years.

    Established in the early 1990s as just the second New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in the world after the United States, ANCAP SAFETY and its star ratings have become synonymous among Australian and New Zealand new car buyers, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators as the independent and trusted voice on vehicle safety.

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  • 25/10/2023
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    ANCAP awards five star safety ratings to BYD Dolphin and BYD Seal EVs

    ANCAP SAFETY, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today awarded five-star safety ratings to the BYD SEAL and BYD DOLPHIN. The battery electric BYD SEAL and BYD DOLPHIN are just the second and third vehicle models to be rated against new 2023 criteria, and both have achieved five star results.

    Both the BYD SEAL and BYD DOLPHIN have been assessed for their structural crash protection through a rigorous series of physical crash tests, as well as their ability to actively avoid collisions with other cars, pedestrians, cyclists, and – new from 2023 – motorcycles.

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  • 6/09/2023
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    First safety rating to new 2023 test criteria announced

    The first vehicle model to undergo independent ANCAP safety testing to the expanded 2023-2025 criteria - the battery electric Lexus RZ - has provided a strong demonstration of what can be achieved with modern safety features and technologies, achieving the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating.

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  • 17/08/2023
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    ANCAP awards five-star safety rating to Mercedes-Benz EQS
    ANCAP SAFETY, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today released a five-star safety rating for the battery electric Mercedes-Benz EQS saloon (sedan). The EQS showed high levels of protection to vehicle occupants and good collision avoidance capability when tested against ANCAP's 2020-2022 assessment criteria.
    Full points were awarded to the Mercedes-Benz EQS for adult occupant protection in both the side impact and oblique pole tests.  The driver and rear passenger in the full width frontal test also scored full points – making the EQS just the fourth vehicle to achieve this result under ANCAP's 2020-2022 test protocols. A high score in this test demonstrates a good combination of vehicle structure and restraint performance.  
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  • 3/08/2023
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    Five-star ANCAP safety rating for MG 4 Electric.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today released a five-star safety rating for the MG 4 Electric. The MG 4 Electric performed well across each aspect of ANCAP assessment under the 2020-2022 rating criteria.
    The MG 4 Electric is fitted with a range of collision avoidance technologies including autonomous emergency braking, active lane support, and fatigue monitoring. Good results were seen for its performance in AEB Cyclist and some AEB Car-to-Car test scenarios, including when turning across the path of an oncoming vehicle. Mixed results were seen in AEB Pedestrian test scenarios. AEB Backover functionality, designed to detect and respond to pedestrians in reverse, is not available.
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  • 1/08/2023
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    Chery re-enters the Australian market with improved safety
    ANCAP SAFETY, Australia and New Zealand's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today released a five star safety rating for the Chery Omoda 5 – some 12 years after the last ANCAP safety rating for a Chery model was released.
    Elevating its safety offering well above that of its predecessors, and to more stringent test and rating criteria, the Chery Omoda 5 offers sound levels of structural and active safety protection. Previous offerings - the Chery J11 (2 stars) and Chery J1 (3 stars) - achieved ANCAP safety ratings well below the expected standard when rated back in 2011.
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  • 18/07/2023
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    Volkswagen’s first fully-electric ID models arrive in New Zealand with five-star safety.
    Australia and New Zealand's independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has today released five-star safety ratings for the new Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 models available for purchase in New Zealand.
    Volkswagen's first fully-electric SUVs both scored well across the range of independent safety tests and assessments, with the five-star rating applying to the following variants sold in New Zealand...
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  • 11/07/2023
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    Mazda CX-60 PHEV, petrol and diesel arrive with five-star safety.
    A five star ANCAP safety rating has today been published for all PHEV, petrol and diesel variants of the new Mazda CX-60. Read More >>

  • 6/07/2023
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    Alternative powertrains endorsed with five-star safety.
    Australian variants of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, hybrid variants of the GWM Haval Jolion, and battery electric variants of the Genesis GV70 and Genesis G80 have all been awarded five-star safety ratings by ANCAP, Australia and New Zealand's independent voice on vehicle safety.
    A five-star ANCAP safety rating for the Ford Mustang Mach-E battery electric vehicle was first published in December 2022 for New Zealand variants. With the Mustang Mach-E now available to Australian consumers, ANCAP has extended the rating for the Small SUV to cover Australian and New Zealand variants, excluding the GT.
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  • 3/07/2023
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    Mixed results for Jeep Grand Cherokee
    ANCAP SAFETY, the independent voice on vehicle safety for Australian and New Zealand consumers, has today released safety ratings for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
    Mixed results were seen in safety performance between variants, with the long-wheelbase (LWB) seven-seat 3.6 litre petrol (Jeep Grand Cherokee L) and the short-wheelbase (SWB) five-seat 2.0 litre PHEV both achieving maximum five- star ANCAP safety ratings.
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  • 20/06/2023
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    Safety of Medium SUV segment enhanced with five-stars for Mercedes-Benz GLC and upgraded Land Rover Discovery Sport.
    Additional options are now available for safety-conscious consumers looking to buy a mid-size SUV, with ANCAP today issuing a five-star safety rating for the new Mercedes-Benz GLC. Following recent safety upgrades and reassessment against 2022 protocols, the Land Rover Discovery Sport has also been awarded a revised five-star ANCAP safety rating. Read More >>

  • 11/05/2023
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    Safe and green options widen as Mercedes-Benz EQE achieves five star safety.
    ANCAP SAFETY, Australia and New Zealand's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today awarded a five-star safety rating to the new Mercedes-Benz EQE.
    The EQE is just the second battery electric model in the Large Car segment to be rated by ANCAP, and joins over 60 battery electric and alternative-powered models rated by ANCAP to date across the Australian and New Zealand market.
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  • 28/04/2023
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    Next generation Volkswagen Amarok arrives with five-star safety
    The highly anticipated next generation Volkswagen Amarok has today been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP SAFETY, Australia and New Zealand's independent voice on vehicle safety.
    Assessed against 2020-2022 criteria, the ANCAP safety rating for the Amarok is based on testing of the closely-related Ford Ranger, combined with additional frontal offset (MPDB) and side impact tests conducted on the Amarok.
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  • 27/03/2023
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    Cupra Born EV enters with five star safety.

    Choice is growing for Australian and New Zealand consumers in the market for a small and safe battery electric vehicle (BEV) as the Cupra Born arrives with a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

    Available to customers from this month, the Cupra Born achieved solid scores in all four key areas of the ANCAP safety assessment:

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  • 20/02/2023
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    Two record scores achieved with the Hyundai IONIQ 6 and Lexus RX delivering top safety performance.
    Five star ANCAP safety ratings have today been released for the Lexus RX and the fully-electric Hyundai IONIQ 6.
    Entering the Medium Car segment, the Hyundai IONIQ 6 battery electric vehicle (BEV) scored a record high 97% in the Adult Occupant Protection area of assessment. This record score is shared with the Tesla Model Y rated last year, and comes as a result of very good performance for vehicle-to-vehicle crash compatibility combined with low levels of injury risk across each of the destructive crash tests performed.
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  • 9/02/2023
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    New market arrivals, GWM Ora and Alfa Romeo Tonale, score five star safety ratings.
    ANCAP SAFETY, Australia and New Zealand's independent voice on vehicle safety, has released five star safety ratings for the new GWM Ora and Alfa Romeo Tonale. A five star safety rating has also been earned by the Citroen C5 X, which entered the Australian market last year.
    The Peugeot 308 and BMW i4 have recorded four star ANCAP safety ratings, falling short of scoring thresholds required to achieve the top star rating.
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  • 7/02/2023
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    Vehicle safety continues to play an integral role in improving road safety.
    Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP SAFETY, has today welcomed the Australian Government's release of its national road safety road map - the National Road Safety Action Plan 2023-2025 - which will help focus government, industry and community efforts to improve road safety and reduce road trauma over the next three years.
    The overarching National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) places 'Vehicle Safety' as a cornerstone to road safety improvement – acknowledged as one of priority areas the Australian Government and all state and territory governments will focus their efforts towards achieving zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050.
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  • 23/12/2022
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    Final rating for the year sees GWM Tank 300 score five stars.
    The final safety rating for 2022 has today been published by independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, with the new GWM Tank 300 ending the year on a high with five stars.
    Hybrid variants of the GWM Tank 300 - which went on sale in Australia this month - have achieved a five star ANCAP safety rating. Full points were recorded for all four critical body regions of both the driver and front seat passenger in the frontal offset test. This high score was however offset by the maximum 4.00 point penalty for vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility as the front structure of the Tank 300 was shown to pose a high risk to the occupants of an oncoming vehicle, if struck.(1)
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  • 20/12/2022
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    Top safety performers for 2022 announced.
    ANCAP SAFETY, Australia and New Zealand's independent voice on vehicle safety, has revealed its top performing vehicles for the 2022 calendar year, and the overall top performers against 2020-2022 rating criteria.
    - The Tesla Model Y (Small SUV) was the top performer for 2022, achieving an overall weighted score of 92.6%.
    - Achieving the second-highest overall weighted score for 2022 was the Lexus NX (Medium SUV) at 89.2%.
    - The third-highest overall score for 2022 was shared by the LDV MIFA 9 and LDV MIFA (People Movers) at 87.4%.
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  • 15/12/2022
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    Safety ratings assortment as 2022 rounds closer to an end.
    Independent vehicle safety rating authority, ANCAP, has today published five-star safety ratings for the LDV MIFA and the NZ-supplied Ford Mustang MACH-E. A four-star ANCAP safety rating has been published for the Honda HR-V.
    The traditionally-powered LDV MIFA has been shown to offer comparable safety performance to that of its electric stablemate, the MIFA 9, rated earlier this month, carrying through a five star safety rating for petrol variants.
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  • 8/12/2022
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    New Nissan Pathfinder arrives with five-star safety.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today announced a five-star safety rating for the new Nissan Pathfinder.
    All variants of the three-row Nissan Pathfinder have achieved five stars after being put through the comprehensive range of active and passive safety tests conducted at local test facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and regional NSW.
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  • 7/12/2022
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    Mix of alternative-powered models feature in latest assessment round.
    Independent voice on vehicle safety for Australia and New Zealand, ANCAP, has today released safety ratings for a mix of traditional and alternative-powered models.
    The BMW X1 and electric LDV MIFA 9, on sale in Australia, both achieved the maximum five stars. The electric Fiat 500e available in New Zealand missed out on the top rating, scoring four stars.
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  • 21/11/2022
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    Five-star safety rating for Australian-supplied BYD ATTO 3.
    Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has today published a five-star safety rating for Australian-supplied Standard Range and Extended Range models of the BYD ATTO 3 built from 21 November 2022.
    Publication of this rating follows changes made to Australian-sold ATTO 3 models built from 21 November 2022 in relation to the number, placement and use of child restraint anchorages.
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  • 16/11/2022
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    Five-stars continue across brands as current rating criteria draw closer to an end.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today released ratings for the Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Nissan X-Trail and Toyota Corolla Cross, with four more SUVs achieving five-star safety ratings as the 2020-2022 test and rating criteria draw closer to an end.
    All petrol, diesel and PHEV variants of the three-row Land Rover Range Rover and its partner model, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport achieved five-stars with full points scored for its protection of adult and child occupants in the side impact test and the driver in the oblique pole tests. AEB car-to-car and AEB car-to-pedestrian (forward) performance also scored well, however active avoidance of pedestrians while reversing is not offered.
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  • 10/11/2022
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    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, together with European counterpart, Euro NCAP, have released their forward-looking vision to 2030 establishing the future focus for vehicle safety across the Australian, New Zealand and European new vehicle markets.
    Key aspects being incorporated into existing ANCAP and Euro NCAP star ratings through to 2030 include:
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  • 4/11/2022
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    Refreshed ANCAP website provides consumers with additional ways to check the safety of their car.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today launched a refreshed website providing Australian and New Zealand consumers with additional ways to check the safety rating of their current or prospective new car, and explore the latest information on vehicle safety and the ANCAP test process. The revised site, www.ancap.com.au in Australia and www.ancap.co.nz in New Zealand, offers new tools to enhance search functionality – enabling visitors to quickly and easily view safety ratings for over 830 new and used vehicle models. Read More >>

  • 2/11/2022
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    Remembering the significant contribution of ANCAP's inaugural CEO, Nicholas Clarke.
    It is with sadness that ANCAP acknowledges the passing of its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nicholas Clarke. Nicholas (Nick) Clarke served as ANCAP Chief Executive Officer from January 2012 to September 2015 following on from his long-term role as ANCAP Business Manager held from 2005.
    Nick's early involvement with ANCAP was pivotal and saw him work to establish ANCAP as an Incorporated entity in 2006 – bringing together the shared interests and objectives of a broad Australian and New Zealand membership.
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  • 17/10/2022
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    New Nissan Qashqai impresses with five-star ANCAP safety rating.
    The new Nissan Qashqai has today been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent safety authority,
    ANCAP - achieving the second highest score to date within the Safety Assist area of assessment.
    The Small SUV achieved five-star scores in each of the four key areas of ANCAP assessment, and in doing so, chalked up an impressive high score of 97% within the Safety Assist pillar. This score was achieved through the standard fitment of an advanced and robust range of collision avoidance technologies.
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  • 12/10/2022
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    Five-star safety for the Volvo C40 Recharge and NZ-supplied BYD Atto 3
    Australia and New Zealand's independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has today released the highly-anticipated safety rating for New Zealand-supplied variants of the BYD Atto 3 – scoring the maximum five stars.
    The Volvo C40 Recharge has also been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating for both the Australian and New Zealand markets.
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  • 26/09/2022
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    The next step-change in vehicle safety rating criteria will take effect from next year as ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, broadens its test and rating criteria.
    From January 2023 ANCAP, which shares common test and rating protocols with its European counterpart Euro NCAP, will expand its criteria by adding new and updated tests and assessments to its star rating regime to incentivise a continued high level of safety offered to Australian, New Zealand and European car buyers.
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  • 19/09/2022
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    Five-star result for GWM Haval Jolion
    The GWM Haval Jolion has today been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety.
    The GWM Haval Jolion was tested and assessed for its ability to physically protect occupants and other road users in a crash – through the suite of destructive crash tests – and its ability to prevent or minimise the severity of a crash with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist – through the range of active collision avoidance performance tests.
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  • 12/09/2022
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    Ford delivers five-star safety with new Ranger and Everest.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today announced five-star safety ratings for the new Ford Ranger and its partner model, the Ford Everest.
    One of Australia's highest-selling vehicles, the new Ford Ranger utility, and its SUV partner, the Ford Everest both land on Australian and New Zealand roads with the highly anticipated safety rating of five stars following a full suite of independent tests conducted at test labs across Australia.
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  • 7/09/2022
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    Three new EV models bring five star safety.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today announced five-star safety ratings for three new electric vehicle (EV) models – the Tesla Model Y, Kia Niro and Genesis GV60.
    The Tesla Model Y impressed across all four pillars of ANCAP's assessment, achieving an all-time record score of 98% in the Safety Assist pillar, and the highest Adult Occupant Protection score to date against the latest 2020-2022 rating criteria (97%).
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  • 19/08/2022
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    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today stressed the importance of ensuring the future of the Australian vehicle fleet is both safe and green, reminding consumers, fleets, the automotive industry and policy- makers that environmental targets should not come at the cost of safety.
    "It is clear more needs to be done to encourage the supply of alternative-powered vehicles to help reduce emissions and create a cleaner and sustainable Australia. With this, we want to remind consumers, fleet buyers, governments and the industry that the maintenance of high levels of safety must also remain a key factor," said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.
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  • 3/08/2022
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    Upgraded Hyundai Palisade achieves 5 star safety.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP SAFETY, has today announced an improved safety rating of five stars for updated Hyundai Palisade models.
    The five star rating has been awarded to all petrol and diesel Palisade models manufactured from May 2022 and available for purchase in Australia from August 2022. Palisade models* manufactured prior to this hold a four star rating.
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  • 3/06/2022
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    Four star ANCAP safety rating for Hyundai Palisade
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP SAFETY, has today announced a four star ANCAP safety rating for the Hyundai Palisade. This rating applies to all diesel Palisade LX2 models sold in Australia and New Zealand from November 2020.
    The Hyundai Palisade which was released into the Australasian market in late 2020 achieved scores of 79% for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 88% for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 63% for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 63% in the area of Safety Assist – with its AOP and Safety Assist scores both limiting its ability to reach five stars. Respective score thresholds of 80% and 70% are required for five stars.
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  • 25/05/2022
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    5 star safety ratings continue across range of brands, powertrains and segments.
    The Kia EV6 (SUV) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class (sedan) have today been awarded maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings.
    The Volkswagen Multivan PHEV (people mover), on sale in New Zealand, has also been awarded 5 stars.
    All three models have been assessed against ANCAP's 2020-2022 requirements – demonstrating models across a range of market segments, brands and powertrains can continue to achieve the highest levels of safety for Australian and New Zealand consumers.
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  • 17/05/2022
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    ANCAP awards 5 star safety rating to Lexus NX
    ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has awarded a 5 star safety rating to all petrol, hybrid and PHEV variants of the Lexus NX.
    The Medium SUV performed well across all key areas of assessment, achieving high scores for its protection of vehicle occupants, as well as other road users.
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  • 28/04/2022
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    Volkswagen impresses with mid-life upgrade prioritising safety
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today recognised the positive move by Volkswagen to introduce further safety improvements to its current generation Polo and re-qualify for a five star safety rating to the latest 2022 requirements.
    Upgraded models of the Volkswagen Polo – available to Australian customers from May 2022 – have undergone a fresh round of independent testing following the mid-life upgrade and again achieved five-star scores in all key areas of safety assessment.
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  • 17/03/2022
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    GWM Haval H6 awarded 5 star safety rating
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today announced a 5 star safety rating for the Haval H6 following completion of the latest round of testing against the stringent 2020-2022 rating criteria.
    The Haval H6 mid-sized SUV performed well across all areas of assessment, achieving solid scores for its protection of adult occupants, children, pedestrians and cyclists. The H6 also performed well for its ability to actively avoid or reduce the effects of a range of potential crashes through its onboard safety systems.
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  • 23/02/2022
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    ANCAP awards 5 star rating for Polestar 2
    ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today awarded a 5 star safety rating to all variants of the electric Polestar 2.
    As a new entry into the Australian and New Zealand markets, the Polestar 2 brings with it a comprehensive range of active crash avoidance technologies, and scored strongly across all areas of ANCAP assessment.
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  • 16/02/2022
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    Valuable safety comparison now available for commercial van operators
    As online shopping and home deliveries continue to surge - driving an increased level of commercial van movements, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP SAFETY, has today released its second round of comparative results evaluating the availability and performance of active safety systems across a range of goods-carrying commercial vans. Read More >>

  • 19/01/2022
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    5 Star safety for popular Mitsubishi Outlander
    ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today released a 5 star safety rating for the Mitsubishi Outlander. All current 2.5 litre petrol variants of the Mitsubishi Outlander have achieved 5 stars, meeting the required thresholds across all four key areas of assessment. Read More >>

  • 12/01/2022
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    New Toyota LandCruiser shows strong safety performance
    The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series has today been awarded a 5 star safety rating from ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety. The first vehicle to hold a 2022 datestamp, the Toyota LandCruiser performed well across all areas of assessment. Read More >>

  • 17/12/2021
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    Families and fleets to benefit from 5 star safety.
    The Hyundai Staria and Staria-Load have today been awarded the maximum 5 star safety rating by ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety. The eight-seat Hyundai Staria people mover scored well across all areas of assessment, with full points awarded in the side impact test for both adult and child occupants, and for the driver in both the full width frontal and mobile progressive deformable barrier (MPDB) tests. Submarining of the rear passenger's upper legs was noted in the full width frontal test and deductions were applied, however the vehicle still scored well in this test overall. Read More >>

  • 10/12/2021
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    Volkswagen Caddy, BMW iX and Genesis GV70 deliver 5 star safety.
    The safety of the People Mover and Medium SUV segments has today been bolstered, with ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, announcing 5 star safety ratings for the Volkswagen Caddy people mover, BMW iX, and Genesis GV70, all tested against the latest 2020-2022 rating criteria. Read More >>

  • 26/11/2021
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    4 star safety rating for Citroën C4
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today issued a 4 star safety rating for the recently-released Citroën C4 with performance falling short in three of the four key areas of safety assessment. The Citroën C4 - which was released into Australia this month and New Zealand in October - achieved scores of 76 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 81 per cent for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 57 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection (VRUP) and 62 per cent for Safety Assist. Child Occupant Protection was the only assessment area in which the C4 managed to reach five-star territory. The thresholds for achieving the market-expected five star rating were missed for the AOP, VRUP and Safety Assist pillars. Read More >>

  • 12/11/2021
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    GWM makes step forward with safety enhancements to Ute.
    Australasia's independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has today announced a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for all GWM Ute dual cab utilities built from 1 August 2021. The Ute has been assessed against ANCAP's current and most stringent 2020-2022 test criteria, with models produced from August 2021 providing a high level of safety to occupants and other road users. The GWM Ute becomes the third vehicle in its segment to achieve 5 stars under the latest protocols. Read More >>

  • 11/11/2021
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    Australasia's independent vehicle safety consumer advocate, ANCAP SAFETY, has today welcomed the announcement by the Australian Government to introduce an Australian Design Rule (ADR) mandating the fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in light vehicles. The new Australian Design Rule specifies the regulatory requirement for AEB systems to be fitted on newly-introduced vehicle models from March 2023, and all models on sale in Australia from March 2025 – slightly behind the European regulatory introduction timeframe of July 2022 and July 2024. Read More >>