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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...

2017 Holden Trailblazer

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 ANCAP crash

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 ANCAP crash test

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...

2015 Suzuki ANCAP crash safety

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 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 Lancer RalliArt

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...

2016 Mazda MX-5 ANCAP pole crash test

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...

2016 Ford Mustang crash test

Ford Mustang, Camaro, Dodge Challenger fall short in IIHS safety test

May 25, 2016

The latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety data is in, and the results aren’t good for a particular handful of American muscle cars. The IIHS recently pitted the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and...

Google sticky bonnet

Google patents sticky bonnet for passenger safety

May 25, 2016

Google may well have one of the most obscure automotive patents in existence, following the discovery of a recently approved application. Initially submitted on November 12, 2014, the remarkable safety innovation was invented by Google...

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