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MG GS SUV gets 4-star ANCAP safety rating

Jan 17, 2017

MG’s third model line of its all-Chinese built lineup is about to go on sale in Australia; the GS SUV. It has just received a better-than-expected four-star ANCAP safety rating. Priced from $25,990 or $27,990...

2017 Holden Astra receives 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Nov 08, 2016

The all-new Holden Astra will hit the market very soon, and it’s good to know ANCAP has done its thing to make sure it passes its stringent crash tests. ANCAP gave it the full five...

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 gets 5-star ANCAP rating

Oct 24, 2016

Revisions to the Toyota LAndCruiser 70 have helped it pass ANCAP’s stringent crash tests, recently allowing it to be stamped with the five-star seal of approval. The Toyota LAndCruiser 70 is based on the LandCruiser...

2016 VW Tiguan, BMW X1, Jeep Renegade awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Oct 10, 2016

Some new-model vehicles have been put to the safety test by ANCAP, with three new small SUVs receiving the full five-star score including the new BMW X1, Jeep Renegade, and Volkswagen Tiguan. Starting with the...

Fourth driver killed in Malaysia relating to Takata airbag defect

Sep 29, 2016

Honda’s Malaysian arm has confirmed the death of a driver following the rupture of what could prove to be a faulty Takata airbag. Following investigations by the Royal Malaysian Police, Honda Malaysia confirmed the Takata...

Holden Trailblazer accidentally revealed with ANCAP result

Aug 26, 2016

The new Holden Trailblazer has been inadvertently revealed on ANCAP’s website, showing the Holden-badged Colorado 7 successor for the first time. The image was shown on the ANCAP website briefly before being replaced by a...

2017 Holden Colorado gets 5-star ANCAP rating, all variants

Aug 11, 2016

The 2017 Holden Colorado hasn’t even hit the market, yet ANCAP gurus have already crashed it repeatedly to discovery its safety levels. In recent crash tests ANCAP found the new Colorado to be worthy of...

Infiniti Q30 awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Aug 01, 2016

The soon-to-arrive Infiniti Q30 recently underwent Euro NCAP’s stringent crash tests and Australia’s ANCAP has assessed the results and given it the full five-star rating. Those in the market for a small premium car will...

New Suzuki Vitara & Kia Optima awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Jul 14, 2016

Independent vehicle safety authority ANCAP has announced its market coverage has grown to 93 per cent, following the addition of several previously untested Suzuki and Kia models. “We’ve today awarded the maximum 5 star ANCAP...

2016 Mazda CX-9 awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Jul 04, 2016

The upcoming 2016 Mazda CX-9 seven-seat SUV has just received the full five-star safety rating in ANCAP’s latest round of crash tests. Mazda Australia is yet to launch the new CX-9, however, in preparation for...

Mitsubishi & Toyota announce Australia’s biggest recall, affects over 800,000 cars

Jul 01, 2016

Mitsubishi and Toyota have announced recalls for nearly a million units combined, citing various potential safety hazards. In Australia’s largest ever recall in a two-day period, 500,000 units were recalled due to a possible electrical...

Is the new Mazda MX-5 safe? ANCAP crash tests return 5-star result

Jun 07, 2016

Even though the new Mazda MX-5 has been on sale for a while now, buyers have been in the dark in regards to knowing how safe it is. ANCAP has just crash-tested it and awarded...

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