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2018 Volvo XC60 awarded 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Nov 08, 2017

As no surprise to anybody, really, the all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 has just been crash tested by the Euro NCAP division and assessed by ANCAP and given the full five-star seal of approval. As you...

Haval H2, LDV T60 awarded 5-star ANCAP crash safety

Oct 30, 2017

Some new Chinese vehicles that have recently been introduced in Australia have undergone ANCAP’s stringent crash testing regime, including the LDV T60 and the Haval H2. To many buyers’ surprise (probably), the Haval H2 was...

Haval H6 first car to pass new roll-over crash test by CATARC in China

Oct 18, 2017

The China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (CATARC) has conducted its first roll-over crash safety test, and the first vehicle to take part and pass, was the latest Haval H6. The safety group conducted the...

Range Rover Velar scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

Oct 04, 2017

The Range Rover Velar has been awarded the full five-star ANCAP safety rating, following its local market launch only a couple of weeks ago. Land Rover fans, and indeed mid-size SUV fans, will be delighted...

2017 Mazda CX-5, Mercedes C-Class cabrio score 5-star ANCAP safety

Sep 07, 2017

In the latest round of crash testing by ANCAP both the new Mazda CX-5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet have been given the full five-star seal of approval. Meanwhile the cute little Kia Picanto, recently...

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,...

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