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2017 Mazda CX-5 gets IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’ safety award

Jul 13, 2017

The recently-introduced new Mazda CX-5 has picked up an important accolade in the US, in the form of a top safety award by the IIHS. Australia’s ANCAP program is yet to crash test the new...

2017 Opel Insignia/2018 Holden Commodore scores 5-star NCAP safety rating

Jul 07, 2017

As expected, the 2017 Opel Insignia has scored a full five-star crash rating after recent crash tests performed by Euro NCAP. This top score is likely to carry over for the local 2018 Holden Commodore...

New Subaru XV, Holden Astra sedan get 5-star ANCAP rating

May 25, 2017

The new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan have been crash tested in ANCAP’s latest round of assessments, passing with full five-star credibility. Both cars are set to enter the Aussie market this week. But...

Porsche patents A-pillar airbag for convertibles

May 03, 2017

It looks like Porsche could be preparing to introduce a new A-pillar airbag design for its convertible sports cars, after design patents were found registered at the Patent and Trademark office in the U.S. The...

Great Wall Steed scores dismal 2-star ANCAP safety rating

Apr 26, 2017

ANCAP has run its series of crash tests on the latest Great Wall Steed, and, as no surprise really, it has returned with a dismal two-star safety rating. Great Wall has claimed the all-new ute...

2017 BMW 5 Series awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Apr 13, 2017

The latest BMW 5 Series has been subjected to Euro NCAP’s stringent crash testing procedures, with our local ANCAP division giving the results the full five-star standing. The testing was carried out on the 520d...

Hyundai Ioniq, Volvo S90, Audi A5 receive 5-star ANCAP, Hyundai i20 4 stars

Mar 20, 2017

ANCAP has released results for a range of vehicles in its latest round of crash testing analysis, with the new Volvo S90, Audi A5, and Hyundai Ioniq hybrid receiving the full five stars.   Unfortunately,...

New Toyota C-HR, Land Rover Discovery awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Mar 02, 2017

ANCAP has released its latest round of crash testing results, with the new Toyota C-HR and Land Rover Discovery passing the five-star benchmark with flying colours. Both assessments are based on crash tests conducted by...

Nissan Tsuru officially ends production, built since in 1992

Feb 15, 2017

In plenty of parts of the world, there are many legacy platform cars – versions of vehicles that stopped being sold in Western markets many generations ago. Examples of this include the VW Kombi that...

Mazda MX-5 RF continues 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Feb 07, 2017

The cool new Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop has been tested by the safety gurus at ANCAP, and, unsurprisingly, it has received a five-star rating just like its soft-top brother. Not only is the RF awarded...

Volvo S90/V90 scores 5-star NCAP safety rating

Jan 29, 2017

Volvo is a brand arguably more synonymous with safety than any other, having pioneered seatbelts in 1959, side airbags in 1994 to name just a couple of innovations, so it comes as no surprise to...

New Ford Mustang scores dismal 2-star ANCAP safety rating

Jan 25, 2017

ANCAP has just revealed a shocking safety result for the new Ford Mustang, only good enough for a two-star rating. This will come as alarming news to motorists and fans, particularly as the Mustang is...

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