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The 2015 LDV G10 people mover hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

Commercial buyers and families let down with only 3 stars for the LDV G10

27 JULY, 2017

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has today released a 3 star safety rating for the LDV G10 commercial van and people mover.

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The 2017 Land Rover Discovery hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

Land Rover Discovery enters the local market with 5 star safety

29 JUNE, 2017

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has today released a 5 star safety rating for the new Land Rover Discovery.

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Car driving on country road

Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives

26 JUNE, 2017

New research has revealed 41 lives lost on Victorian roads last year could have been saved if the cars involved had been fitted with common safety technology.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined researchers to discuss the potentially life-saving benefits of Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

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The 2017 Mini Countryman in the side impact test.

Top ratings from a range of marques show brands are keeping pace with increasing standards

31 MAY, 2017

Four new safety ratings have today been awarded by the independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, to a mix of European brands - the Skoda Kodiaq, Audi Q5, Mini Countryman and Audi Q2 all achieving 5 stars.

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three vehicles along a straight road.

Consumers vehicle brands and regulators all have a role in encouraging autonomous technologies

29 MAY, 2017

The need to build consumer, industry and regulatory confidence in autonomous vehicle technologies was the key message from Australasia’s leading vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, at the House of Representatives Public Hearing into the social impacts of driverless vehicles.

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The 2017 Holden Astra sedan in the side impact test.

Safe car choices extend with new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan

25 MAY, 2017

Two new cars enter the Australasian market this week with 5 star ANCAP safety ratings - the Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan.

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Two carsh hitting in the frontal offset crash

NEW vs OLD CRASH TEST Fatality rate four times higher in an older vehicle

19 MAY, 2017

New Analysis: Fatality rate four times higher in an older vehicle.

Australia and New Zealand’s independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, today unveiled the results of a car-to-car crash test - dramatically demonstrating the improvements made in vehicle safety over the past two decades. This comes as new analysis shows older vehicles are over-represented in fatality crashes.

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The 2016 Great Wall Steed hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

Another poor performance from Great Wall disproves brands claims of outstanding levels of safety for Steed

26 APRIL, 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, has today released a concerning 2 star safety rating for the ‘all-new’ Great Wall Motors Steed. 5 star ratings have also been released for the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity.

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The 2017 BMW 5 Series hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

BMW 5 Series wins praise with 5 stars

12 APRIL, 2017

The new BMW 520d has achieved the top 5 star ANCAP safety rating following completion of independent performance testing.

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The 2017 Audi A5 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

Hyundai i20 trails the pack with 4 stars behind top performers Audi A5 Volvo S90 and Hyundai Ioniq

20 MARCH, 2017

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released its latest round of safety ratings covering the Australian and New Zealand markets.

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