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Hyundai Tucson update earns 5 stars
11th January, 2016
The rating applies to all Tucson variants built from 17th November 2015 in South Korea and 16th December 2015 in the Czech Republic when several safety-related improvements were introduced. The 2015 model Tucson’s built prior to these dates either have a 4 star ANCAP rating (2.0 litre GDi variant) or are unrated ..... more

Volvo playing spot the kangaroo
29th October, 2015
A team of Volvo Cars safety engineers arrived from Sweden this week to study and film the roadside behaviour of kangaroos in their natural setting. The data Volvo Cars collects will be used to develop Australia’s first kangaroo detection and collision avoidance software ..... more

Volvo XC90 gains Top Safety Pick+ rating
18th September, 2015
“Every Volvo currently rated by IIHS has earned a Top Safety Pick+, we are the only automaker that can claim that proud distinction,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America ..... more

Another poor crash test result for a Chinese vehicle
18th August, 2015
New vans can be four or five star rated these days but not the made in China LDV V80 which scores only a shameful 2 stars in crash worthiness testing ..... more

Fiat Chrysler's record $70 million (USD) fine
28th July, 2015
Owners of more than a million Jeeps that are prone to deadly fires either will have the chance to trade their vehicle in for above its market value, or will receive a financial incentive to get their vehicle remedied ..... more

Volvo Car to support first ever road tests of autonomous driving technology in Australia
22nd July, 2015
Yesterday Volvo joined the ARRB Group, Australia’s national independent road research agency, and the South Australia Government to announce Australia’s first autonomous vehicle demonstration trials will begin in November ..... more

Volvo Safety Index
22nd May, 2015
7 out of 10 drivers support tougher penalties for illegal mobile phone use; 87% say using mobiles similar to drink-driving; 42% support outright ban on mobiles being used in cars ..... more

Volvo makes a call for car makers to do more to assist in reducing child fatalities
10th May, 2015
According to Volvo, once over the age of 3 or 4, children who sit facing forward should use a booster cushion until they are 140cm tall and 10 years old ..... more

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Kia Sorento earns 5 stars with EuroNCAP
5th December, 2014
Kia’s new SUV scored highly in all four areas (90 per cent Adult Occupant Protection, 83 per cent Child Occupant Protection, 67 per cent Pedestrian Protection and 71 per cent Safety Assist) thanks to an even stronger body shell and a wide array of passive and active safety equipment ..... more

Land Rover Discovery Sport earns 5 stars
4th December, 2014
Another first for Land Rover is the Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which uses a digital stereo camera mounted next to the rear view mirror to detect objects that could pose a collision threat, delivering visual and audible warnings and automatically applying the brakes if a collision is imminent ..... more

And the #1 safety score winner is ..... Hyundai Genesis
23rd October, 2014
‘Overall’ score of 36.88 points out of 37 is a record in 21-year ANCAP testing history ..... more

Honda Accord gains 5 star ANCAP rating
15th October, 2014
Previously rated at 4-stars for crash worthiness, the Honda Accord - a favourite with the Next Car team has now been upgraded to a maximum 5-star rating by the ANCAP organisation ..... more

Honda Odyssey earns Five Stars with ANCAP
10th June, 2014
"The Odyssey’s safety credentials are impeccable," said Honda boss Stephen Collins. "It features ... a multi-view rear camera, Hill Start Assist, Daytime Running Lights, VSA, six airbags including full length curtain for the third row, Tyre Deflation Warning System and Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure" ..... more

GM fined $35 million
22nd May, 2014
A tardy performance in relation to recalling vehicles with safety issues results in a record fine for GM in USA ..... more

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ACCC warns about quad bike dangers for kids
20th December, 2013
This year, 18 quad-bike related deaths have been reported in Australia. Two of these deaths were children under 14 ..... more

5 stars for some Isuzu MU-X & D-Max models
20th December, 2013
This rating applies to all 4x4 D-MAX crew cab variants manufactured from November 2013 and all 4x4 MU-X models ..... more

Holden Trax to be launched with 5-star safety rating
15th August, 2013
To be released next month, the new Trax boasts numerous standard safety features across the range including six airbags, a rear view camera and rear parking sensors and Electronic Stability Control ..... more

MG 6 rated at 4 stars ahead of local release
13th August, 2013
Because there is little reason to respect Chinese made vehicles, it should be anticipated that a cheap price is likely to be the only attraction in favour of the MG 6 ..... more

ANCAP 5-Stars for new Holden VF & WN
4th June, 2013
From the entry level Evoke sedan to the flagship Caprice V, every VF and WN variant is comprehensively equipped with advanced safety technology features including Auto Park Assist, rear view camera and front and rear parking sensors ..... more

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
5th December, 2012
After the initial batch of 1,000 model year 2013 cars (which are already all sold), production will increase to 4,000-6,000 cars as of model year 2014 ..... more

Another recall for cheap Chinese cars
20th July, 2012
Australian consumers have already been exposed to poor crash worthiness of other Chinese vehicles, namely Great Wall and Chery. Geely is, simply, one more! ..... more

Five star safety rating for Hyundai i30 hatch
13th July, 2012
The new generation Hyundai i30 four-door hatch has been awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating ..... more

Five star safety rating for Holden Colorado crew cab
13th July, 2012
Launched last month, Holden's new light commercial vehicle has a comprehensive list of active and passive safety features including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), driver and front passenger airbags and full length curtain airbags standard across the range ..... more

Toyota Aurion gains 5 stars from ANCAP
24th May, 2012
The overall score was an excellent 36.59 (out of a possible 37), which is a higher score than a BMW 530d with six airbags (36.53) and Volvo S60 D3 with six airbags (36.34) ..... more

Volvo reveals "Pedestrian Airbag"
24th May, 2012
Seven sensors embedded in the front of the car transmit signals to a control unit. When the car comes into contact with an object, the signals change. The control unit evaluates the signals and, if it registers what it interprets as a human leg, the pedestrian airbag is deployed ..... more

"Top Safety Pick" for Mitsubishi ASX
25th March, 2012
This is not the first time Mitsubishi’s compact cross-over has been recognised for its outstanding safety ..... more

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Holden Barina crash testing
30th August, 2011
The Chevrolet Aveo, as Barina is known in Europe, performed strongly in key areas of adult and child occupant safety, but not so well in pedestrian safety ..... more

Chery J1 recall
3rd August, 2011
The Editor's comment on this recall ... "My suggestion to improve the safety aspect of Chery cars is simple ... take them off the road!" ..... more

Chery a dud in crash test
13th May, 2011
Once again a Chinese made vehicle has earned itself a disgustingly poor crash test result. What makes it even worse is that the local importer is keeping quiet about it! ..... more

Five stars for Mitsubishi ASX from Euro-NCAP
27th February, 2011
The Mitsubishi ASX was highly rated in all the criteria of adult occupant protection (front, side, and rear impacts), child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist ..... more

Crashed Volvo C30 Electric for Detroit Motor Show
11th January, 2011
At this year's Detroit Motor Show, Volvo Cars is drawing attention to the issue of electric car safety by displaying a Volvo C30 Electric that has undergone a frontal collision test at the low speed of 64 km/h ..... more

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Audi A1 earns Five Stars from EuroNCAP
16th December, 2010
The Euro NCAP consortium tested the passive crash safety of the new Audi A1 and awarded it the top score of five stars ..... more

Thirty years of airbags
30th September, 2010
Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 30 years of airbags. The first series-production car equipped with an airbag left the Mercedes-Benz assembly line in Sindelfingen: an S-Class Saloon. This brought to an end more than 13 years of development time for the first driver airbag at Mercedes-Benz, and a new era in vehicle safety began ..... more

Ford Fiesta Earns 2010 Top Safety Pick
27th August, 2010
The 2011 Ford Fiesta is America's first mini-car to earn a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) since the introduction of a new roof strength test ..... more

Kia Sportage named “2010 Top Safety Pick” by IIHS
19th August, 2010
Arriving in Kia showrooms in the U.S. now, Sportage received the organisation’s top honour by earning “Good” ratings – the highest achievable – in frontal, side, rear and rollover impact crash safety tests ..... more

Falcon XR6 Ute achieves 5-Star ANCAP safety rating
16th June, 2010
Ford's FG Falcon XR6 and XR6 Turbo Utility has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) in the latest round of testing ..... more

Volvo Cars' crash-test laboratory turns 10
30th May, 2010
The latest technology infusion is in the form of a set of digital high-speed cameras that can take 200,000 frames per second ..... more

New BMW 5 Series Passes First Crash Test Using Brake Intervention
27th May, 2010
Until now, verification of vehicle safety has been obtained by means of crash tests in which structural integrity and restraint systems were tested in a non-braked situation ..... more

Kia Forte is 'Top Safety Pick' by IIHS in the US
23rd April, 2010
Following in the footsteps of the 2010 Soul urban passenger vehicle, Kia Forte (known as 'Cerato' in Australia) has been recognised by the US' Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with a 2010 'Top Safety Pick' award in the Small Car category ..... more

GM's 'blind spot' alert
9th April, 2010
It, seemingly, has happened to every driver at one time or another; another vehicle hiding in your blind spot when you are trying to change lanes ..... more

Heads-up on GM's vision for the future
18th March, 2010
On that foggy day, maybe worsened by sleet or snow, the enhanced vision system could combine night vision with the head-up system to identify and highlight the precise location of animals roaming along the side of the road ..... more

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Great Wall's great blunder
29th September, 2009
The obvious warning for motorists in the results achieved by Great Wall in local crash testing is simple. And that is, don't be in a Great Wall if you're in a collision ..... more

Five stars for the safest VW Polo ever
1st September, 2009
The new Volkswagen Polo has been subjected to the more stringent EuroNCAP crash tests and received the best possible score of five stars ..... more

Honda Insight Achieves Top Euro NCAP Overall Safety Rating
1st September, 2009
The new Honda Insight has been rated one of Europe‘s safest cars, setting the benchmark for hybrid vehicles, according to the new independent crash testing results from EuroNCAP ..... more

Subaru’s Safety Status Sustained
30th August, 2009
Both new Liberty and Outback were awarded 34.8 out of a possible 37 points, gaining a five-star rating for occupant safety ..... more

Holden Cruze - Top crash rating for under $25,000 cars
28th August, 2009
The all-new Holden Cruze is the safest car under $25,000 according to a report released by the NSW Minister for Roads, Michael Daley, and NSW's Roads and Traffic Authority ..... more

Five star safety for Holden's locally built passenger cars
28th August, 2009
For the first time ever, Holden’s entire range of locally manufactured passenger cars have been awarded the maximum five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) rating ..... more

Euro NCAP: Five Stars for Kia Sorento
27th August, 2009
The all-new Kia Sorento, due in Australia in early 2010, has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results, placing the Sorento amongst the safest SUVs on the road ..... more

Euro NCAP: Five Stars for Skoda Yeti
27th August, 2009
The Skoda Yeti's top-class safety test results include those of a “whiplash test”, a new category established this year to assess the stability of the seats and the degree of protection of the occupants from cervical spine injuries in rear impacts ..... more

Top Euro Safety Rating for New Subaru Liberty
27th August, 2009
The European specification new generation Subaru Legacy, known in Australia as Liberty, has achieved a top five-star crash worthiness rating ..... more

Five Stars for Mercedes-Benz Vito
19th August, 2009
The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has announced the first Australian 5-star rating for a light commercial van. The vehicle: the Mercedes-Benz Vito ..... more

Kia Soul earns another safety accolade
14th August, 2009
Kia's affordable car now adds a 2009 ‘Top Safety Pick’ from America's highly respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to its list of accomplishments ..... more

Hyundai iLoad/iMax carries 4 stars
19th July, 2009
Now iMax and iLoad owners have even more of a reason for giving themselves a pat on the back for having made the right choice. In recent ANCAP tests, both vehicles (from March 2009-build onwards) scored a four-star occupant safety rating ..... more

15 Years Ago Mercedes-Benz Presented ESP to the World
13th July, 2009
The German car maker presented its dynamic handling control FDR, a system jointly developed with Bosch in Arjeplog in Sweden in mid-March 1994. It had its market launch a year later under the name Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and represented a further milestone in the field of active safety ..... more

Holden Donates Vehicles for Emergency Training
13th July, 2009
Holden donated 55 cars to the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) for their annual Road Rescue Challenge which was held from Thursday until Sunday (9th - 12th July, 2009) ..... more

Top Ratings for Safety For Audi A4 and Q5
29th June, 2009
The Audi A4 sedan and Q5 models have achieved a top five-star rating in the new and more stringent Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) safety tests ..... more

Mercedes-Benz Pioneers New Safety Technologies: The 2009 ESF
17th June, 2009
In this anniversary year, Mercedes-Benz is using the ESF 2009 research vehicle to reveal what its safety specialists are currently working on ..... more

Suzuki Alto Achieves Four-Star ANCAP Rating
15th June, 2009
Australia’s next sub-light car will also be one of the safest with the Suzuki Alto achieving a high four-star rating in the latest round of ANCAP testing ..... more

Honda Jazz ANCAP Result
15th June, 2009
ANCAP recently undertook testing of the entry model Honda Jazz GLi which recorded a 4-star safety rating ..... more

Audi Q5 Gets Top Marks in USA Test
15th June, 2009
The new Audi Q5 compact SUV has earned a ‘Top Safety Pick’ award for 2009 from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ..... more

Stopping Safely in a Medical Emergency
7th June, 2009
BMW engineers are developing a system that will safely bring a car to a controlled stop on the side of the road in a health-related emergency ..... more

Higher spec Kia Soul models gain 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating
31st May, 2009
The all-new Kia Soul urban crossover (in Western European specification) has been awarded a 5-Star safety rating (the maximum score) in the latest Euro-NCAP crash test results ..... more

Holden Cruze's Five Star Safety Rating
12th May, 2009
The new Holden Cruze scored 35.04 points out of a possible 37 in the ANCAP crash testing ..... more

Advanced Safety Technology In New Prius
8th May, 2009
A radar antenna at the front of the new Prius is central to the technologies that combine to reduce the risk and severity of crashes ..... more

New VW Golf: Highest Safety as Standard
18th March, 2009
The Golf received a rating of 97% in the Adult Occupant Protection category ..... more

Toyota Develops World's First Rear Seat Centre Airbag
13th March, 2009
Toyota has developed the world's first rear seat centre airbag to help reduce the severity of passenger injuries in side-on collisions ..... more

VE Sportwagon First Local Wagon to Achieve 5-star Safety Rating
9th March, 2009
GM Holden’s VE Omega Sportwagon has become the first locally manufactured wagon to receive a maximum five star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) ..... more

Mazda 6 Gains 5 Stars From EuroNCAP
19th February, 2009
The new Mazda 6 has been awarded a five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme* (Euro NCAP) in its 2009 combined safety performance test ..... more

Volvo Cars Receives Paul Pietsch Award 2009 for City Safety
4th February, 2009
Volvo Cars has been honoured with the prestigious Paul Pietsch Award 2009 for its innovative low-speed collision avoidance system, City Safety ..... more

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gains Top Marks in US Safety Test
10th December, 2008
The highly respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States has named the Mercedes-Benz C-Class one of its Top Safety Picks for 2009 ..... more

Holden Commodore Omega Sedan Achieves 5-Star Safety Rating
5th December, 2008
The result reflects the introduction of a steering column shroud energy absorber across the VE sedan range that helps to reduce driver knee injuries, and a passenger seat belt reminder on the Omega sedan ..... more

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Saab 9-3 Keep IIHS Top Honours Secure
30th November, 2008
The entire 2009 Saab 9-3 line-up, including the 4-door Sport Sedan, 5-door SportCombi and 2-door Convertible has again earned the Top Safety Pick Award in the mid-size category from America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ..... more

Upgraded Holden Barina 3-Door Hatchback Achieves 4-Star Crash Test Rating
6th November, 2008
The result reflects structural improvements and the addition of side impact airbags as standard across the updated Barina hatchback range, which was introduced in August ..... more

EuroNCAP's new rating scheme: Five stars impossible without ESP
6th November, 2008
Euro NCAP moves closer to its vision “for safer cars” with the release of details about the scoring behind the organisation’s new car safety rating ..... more


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New VW Golf – Five Stars From EuroNCAP
24th October, 2008
The independent testers at EuroNCAP put the new Golf through a series of rigorous tests. The result: five stars, which is the best result available ..... more

Honda's New Dummy
16th October, 2008
Honda has revealed plans to enhance safety testing procedures, announcing that it will begin using its new third generation pedestrian dummy, POLAR III, in vehicle-to-pedestrian crash tests ..... more

Mercedes-Benz to Introduce Advanced Driver Fatigue Safety Technology
19th August, 2008
In the view of these specialists, long holiday journeys without intermediate breaks involve a high risk of overtiredness, which drivers often fail to notice ..... more

Ford Falcon FG With 5 Stars
8th August, 2008
Ford's all-new FG Falcon has become the first Australian-built car to receive a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) ..... more

Volkswagen Transporter - First Van to be Awarded Four Stars by ANCAP
4th August, 2008
Australia’s leading vehicle safety organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), has awarded its first 4-star rating for a commercial van – to the Volkswagen Transporter ..... more

Holden provides 75 cars for emergency training
5th June, 2008
GM Holden will provide 75 cars to the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) for emergency skills training on the Gold Coast late this week ..... more

Audi A4 Earns Five Stars In The Euro NCAP Crash Test
5th June, 2008
The new Audi A4 has been awarded the top rating of 5 stars by Euro NCAP following testing for passive crash safety ..... more

Five Euro-NCAP Stars For The New Skoda Superb
29th May, 2008
The new Skoda Superb has received five stars in independent crash tests performed by Euro-NCAP. One of the factors to have contributed to the highest possible rating is a knee airbag ..... more

Ford Researches Possible Next-Generation Safety Belt Technology
2nd January, 2008
One of Ford’s possible next-generation safety belts incorporates a four-point “belt and suspenders” design in lieu of the familiar three-point safety belt, while a second possible future safety belt incorporates an air bag directly into the belt itself ..... more

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Thatcham Looks East
14th December, 2007
The year 2008 will see Thatcham, the insurer funded research centre widen its horizons and look east to Asia and Australasia ..... more

Bosch receives Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award
13th December, 2007
Electronic Stability Programme® – recognised as the most important safety innovation of the past 20 years ..... more

Holden‘s ‘Guardian Angel’ Now An Accessory
3rd December, 2007
This high tech "guardian angel" provides owners with round the clock assistance covering a range of situations from the inconvenience of lost keys, right through to checking on the safety of occupants, or deploying emergency services, if your vehicle's airbags or seatbelt pretensioners are activated ..... more

Kia Awarded "Top Safety Pick" By America's IIHS
22nd November, 2007
Sedona (known as Carnival in Australia) was selected by America's IIHS as one of only 34 vehicles to earn the "Top Safety Pick" award for its impressive performance with top ratings in frontal, side and rear impact crash tests ..... more

Audi A3 Awarded Top Marks for Safety
19th November, 2007
The highly regarded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the USA has awarded the compact Audi A3 its highest rating of “Top Safety Pick” ..... more

Volvo Cars' Child Safety Manual Best In Sweden
29th October, 2007
Volvo Cars' manual on child safety - has been awarded "The best information manual in Sweden" in 2007 ..... more

New Mondeo Is Latest Ford Model With Top Safety Rating
27th September, 2007
The new Ford Mondeo has won a 5-star rating for adult occupant protection in the latest round of Euro NCAP safety testing announced yesterday ..... more

New VW Tiguan Awarded Five Stars By EuroNCAP
27th September, 2007
The new Volkswagen Tiguan has been awarded a maximum five star rating for occupant protection by Euro NCAP ahead of its Australian release next year ..... more

More Than 2,000 Crash Tests Performed At Volvo Cars Safety Centre
3rd July, 2007
The Volvo Cars Safety Centre has reached a milestone in crash safety research. The Centre has performed more than 2,000 crash tests since its inauguration in the year 2000 .... more

Mercedes-Benz to Organise the World’s Largest Safety Conference in Stuttgart in 2009
29th June, 2007
The world’s largest and most important conference on automotive safety will take place in Stuttgart in (northern) spring 2009. During this "Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles" (ESV), engineers, representatives from official bodies and politicians will discuss measures and technologies for the further improvement of vehicle safety .... more

Audi A4 Convertible Flops Crash Test
17th June, 2007
On Friday, 15th June, 2007, we disclosed that the new BMW 3-Series convertible did not perform well during crash testing conducted in America, by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). You can read that story here. Now we can disclose that the Audi A4 convertible is in the same position ..... more

BMW Convertible Flops Crash Test
15th June, 2007
There are times when the 'spin doctors' don't disclose all the known facts about their particular product/s. One such instance is the little known fact the new BMW 3 Series convertible has not scored well in crash testing by America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ..... more

Children Should Travel Rearward Facing Until 3-4 Years of Age
4th June, 2007
Small children should travel in rearward facing child restraints for as long as possible, at least until they are three to four years old. Older children should use a booster cushion until they are 140 cm tall and at least 10-years old ..... more

Ford's Role In Developing More Lifelike Paediatric Crash Dummy Receives Recognition
29th May, 2007
Ford Motor Company's leading role in developing an abdominal insert for pediatric crash dummies continues to receive positive recognition from engineers and experts within the field of biomechanics ..... more

Nissan Dualis Awarded Five Stars By EuroNCAP
24th May, 2007
The Nissan Dualis, a new compact crossover vehicle, has been awarded the maximum five-star rating for adult occupant protection from the European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP), with the highest ever recorded score for any vehicle ..... more

Safety For The Pregnant Driver And Her Unborn Child
23rd May, 2007
If a pregnant woman uses her safety belt correctly, the foetal injury risk is reduced significantly ..... more

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The Frankness of EuroNCAP
24th December, 2006
Claes Tingvall, Euro NCAP Chairman, said "Manufacturers like Hyundai and Kia are now a long way behind the front-runners and it is high time that they realise that such poor results are unacceptable.” ..... more

GM Opens State-of-the-Art Roll-Over Crash Testing Facility
7th December, 2006
General Motors opened a state-of-the-art roll-over crash test facility on Tuesday, becoming the first North American car maker to integrate in-house testing for the infrequent but potentially deadly roll-over crashes that claim 10,000 lives a year ..... more

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Top-Scores in Latest ANCAP Testing
4th December, 2006
The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme has rated the Mercedes-Benz B-class with its highest five star rating for occupant protection in its latest round of crash tests ..... more

Renault Conducts its 10,000th Crash Test
26th November, 2006
Renault made its 10,000th crash test on Saturday 18th November, 2006, at the Lardy Technical Centre in France ..... more

Jeep Commander Earns High Safety Rating
3rd April, 2006
The Commander has received the highest rating for frontal-impact crash protection from the NHTSA ..... more

Euro NCAP issues wake-up call to industry
26th February, 2006
A wake-up call for the motor industry as Euro NCAP awards two star strike-through for the new Chevrolet Aveo sedan (Holden Barina sedan) ..... more

Peugeot 207 Achieves 5 Stars In Euro NCAP Result
26th February, 2006
A Euro NCAP 5 star occupant protection, 3 star pedestrian protection and 4 star child protection rating has not been achieved before by a supermini ..... more

Subaru B9 Tribeca: Here Within A Year
12th February, 2006
Subaru’s B9 Tribeca – which goes on sale in Australia late this year or early next year, at the latest – has been awarded top crash test ratings by America’s NHTSA ..... more

Alfa 159 Awarded a 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating
14th January, 2006
Alfa's 159 has been awarded a five-star rating from Euro NCAP. It is an important achievement, which underlines the attention that Fiat Auto pays to the protection of its drivers and passengers ..... more

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Peugeot 407 Coupé – 5 Stars for EuroNCAP
6th December, 2005
Elegance, power and outstanding handling and dynamics, the 407 Coupé is also distinguished by its high levels of passive safety ..... more

World First For Citroën C6
6th December, 2005
The new Citroën C6, which is set to arrive in Australia in the middle of 2006, has become the very first car in the world to be awarded a maximum four star Euro NCAP pedestrian safety rating, as well as a maximum five stars for occupant protection ..... more

Fiat Croma Gets Euro NCAP 5-Star Rating
1st November, 2005
The Fiat Croma has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the European New Car Assessment Programme crash safety ..... more

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