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2017 Media Releases

Ford Mustang scores concerning 2 star safety rating

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released a much anticipated safety rating for the high-selling and iconic sports car, the Ford Mustang. The Mustang scored a 2 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

New medium SUV from MG scores a 4 star rating. Toyota Avensis for NZ scores 5.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, today published safety ratings for the MG GS medium SUV and Toyota Avensis wagon. ... more

2016 Media Releases

Road Safety Champion retires following more than two decades of dedication to saving lives on Australasia’s roads

Inaugural Chairman and tireless road safety campaigner, Lauchlan McIntosh AM, will this week retire from the ANCAP Board of Directors after more than 20 years. ... more

Latest 5 star requirements met by Fiat, Subaru and Mercedes-Benz models

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today published safety credentials for the Fiat 500X, Subaru Impreza and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. All three meet the latest 2016 requirements for 5 stars. ... more

New Holden Astra launches with 5 star safety

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Holden Astra which launches locally later this month. ... more

Toyota responds to consumer demand: Upgraded Landcruiser 70 Series now 5 star

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today announced a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the upgraded Toyota Landcruiser 70. The Toyota Prius also achieved top marks. ... more

Safety must be considered as part of ACCC study into new car retailing

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to broaden the scope of its market study into the new car retailing industry to include safety rating information. ... more

5 star market share increases with the addition of three new top-rated SUVs

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today announced 5 star safety ratings for three compact SUVs. These ratings cover the newly released Volkswagen Tiguan, BMW X1 and Jeep Renegade. ... more

Audit test of Australasian-sold Kia Picanto reveals increased injury risk

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released the results of an audit test conducted on the locally-sold Kia Picanto. ... more

MEDIA ALERT: ANCAP to visit Mt Cotton to share the safer vehicles message with Queensland

Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate and consumer test organisation, ANCAP, will visit the Mt Cotton Driver Training Facility on Monday (12 September 2016) to profile the importance of newer, safer vehicles in Queensland. ... more

Impressive pedestrian protection score & 5 stars across the range for updated Holden Colorado

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today published a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the Holden Colorado utility noting its impressive pedestrian protection score. ... more

Infiniti Q30 hits Australian shores with top safety rating

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today issued a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for new market entrant, the Infiniti Q30. ... more

Road safety must be prioritised under new Turnbull Government

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement in reappointing Ministers Darren Chester and Paul Fletcher to their respective portfolios. ... more

Road deaths rising: Urgent need for Prime Minister Turnbull to appoint dedicated Road Safety Minister

Australia’s peak motoring, road and vehicle safety organisations are calling on the Prime Minister to appoint a dedicated Road Safety Minister. It comes in the wake of statistics which show ten percent more Australians died this year than the same period in 2015, confirming an alarming trend of increased deaths after 2014. ... more

ANCAP’s market coverage grows to 93% with top ratings for Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released 5 star safety ratings for the Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima. Both models previously ranked as top-selling, unrated models in their class. ... more

Never-before-rated Mazda CX-9 enters the ANCAP ledger with 5 stars

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today awarded the new Mazda CX-9 the top safety rating of 5 stars. ... more

Subaru Levorg arrives in Australia with top safety credentials

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today published the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Subaru Levorg. ... more

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Spotlight on vehicle safety

Senior representatives from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) are today in Adelaide visiting the internationally-recognised Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR). ... more

A safety high-five for popular sports car, Mazda MX-5

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the Mazda MX-5. ... more

New market entrant, Haval, falls short of expectations with 4 stars for the H9

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released a 4 star ANCAP safety rating for the Haval H9. ... more

New van ratings open the door for 5 star commercial and private buyers

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today released safety ratings for several commercial van and people-mover models. All current variants of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Valente score a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, as do all variants of the Ford Transit Custom and Ford Tourneo Custom. ... more

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: ANCAP receives continuing support to ensure safer cars

The Australian Government will provide $2.2 million to continue support for the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) over the next two years. ... more

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Road Safety Week, Play It Safe

Safety should be the main priority when buying a vehicle, road safety authorities said today, the fourth of Road Safety Week. ... more

New Hyundai Elantra awarded 5 stars for safety along with Kia Picanto

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), awarded 5 star ANCAP safety ratings to the new Hyundai Elantra and new Australian market entrant, the Kia Picanto, during National Road Safety Week. ... more

5 stars across the board for four marques

The leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), released 5 star safety ratings for four vehicles, the Holden Spark, the Kia QL Sportage, the Jaguar XF and the Skoda Superb. ... more

Kia Carnival achieves 5 stars after another round of updates

The leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has released a 5 star safety rating for the updated Kia Carnival following several safety-related improvements to the popular people mover. ... more

New Audi A4 launches with 5 star safety and impressive technology

The leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has released a 5 star safety rating for the new Audi A4, showcasing innovative safety features for protecting vulnerable road users. ... more

ANCAP acknowledges Warren Truss’ commitment to road safety

Australia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate has today acknowledged retiring Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Warren Truss’, commitment to road safety. ... more

Two new vehicles achieve 5 stars with strong focus on pedestrian safety

The leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today issued a 5 star ANCAP safety rating to the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Jaguar XE, after they were launched with a suite of advanced safety features as standard. ... more

Lexus RX reaches 5 stars with impressive list of standard safety features

The leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today issued a 5 star ANCAP safety rating to the Lexus RX. ... more

ANCAP awards 5 stars to updated Hyundai Tucson

A 5 star ANCAP safety rating has been awarded to the updated Hyundai Tucson following a number of design and production changes. ... more

2015 Media Releases

ANCAP Media Release: ANCAP welcomes new design rule to improve side impact protection

Australia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has welcomed a positive step to improve road safety, new legislation to improve design standards for side impact crashes. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: 60% of all serious crashes are frontal impacts.

60% of all serious crashes are frontal impacts and more than half of all fatalities to seat belt-wearing drivers in frontal crashes occur at impact speeds of less than 55 km/h. ... more

Three more SUVs reach the 5 star mark

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today released new five star safety ratings for the Audi Q7, Honda HR-V and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. ... more

Disappointing 4 Star Rating for Hyundai Tucson

A 4 star ANCAP safety rating has been released for the new medium SUV, the Hyundai Tucson. This rating applies to the 2.0 litre GDi petrol two-wheel drive variants that have been available to the Australian and New Zealand markets since August 2015. ... more

Seven 5 star ANCAP safety ratings gives consumers more choice

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today released 5 star ANCAP safety ratings for seven vehicles across a range of categories. ... more

Quick Fact: 81% of new cars sold hold a 5 star ANCAP safety rating

Since 1992, ANCAP has published safety ratings for over 1,000 vehicle makes, models and variants with 81% of new cars sold* now holding the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

New Hilux aces 5 star ANCAP safety rating requirements

Recent safety testing of the new Toyota Hilux has shown the vehicle to maintain its maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. Notably the Hilux achieved a good rating for pedestrian protection. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: How are safety ratings calculated?

How are ANCAP safety ratings calculated? ... more

ANCAP names James Goodwin as new CEO

The Board of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is pleased to announce Mr James Goodwin has been appointed the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ... more

Changes at ANCAP

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) Board has announced that its CEO, Nick Clarke, will step down at the end of September to pursue other interests. ... more

Mazda2 and Mazda CX-3 reach 5 stars, Audi TT falls short with 4

Both the Mazda2 and CX-3 offer very good occupant and pedestrian protection and have Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) available as an option. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: 45% of fatal crashes involve a single vehicle

Approximately 45% of all fatal crashes involve a single vehicle. ... more

LDV commercial van scores just 2 stars.

ANCAP has today released a 2 star safety rating for the LDV V80 commercial van, scoring poorly in ANCAP's assessment. ... more

AMA and ANCAP call for new technology to be standard features in Australian cars to save lives

Launch of ‘Avoid the crash, Avoid the trauma’ campaign The Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) have joined forces to lobby governments and car industry leaders to embrace new technology – starting with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – and make it standard in all new cars sold in Australia. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: 90% of all crashes involve some form of human error

Automation is the key in removing that human element. ... more

5 stars for Navara after child restraint tether fix

The new Nissan NP300 Navara recently launched in Australia and New Zealand has stepped up to match a handful of its light commercial ute competitors achieving a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: Are ANCAP safety ratings reviewed?

ANCAP Quick Fact: Are ANCAP safety ratings reviewed? ... more

Skoda sets a standard for Autonomous Emergency Braking across all new Fabia

ANCAP today issued a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Skoda Fabia. ANCAP congratulates Skoda for this top rating and for the standard it has set in providing Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a standard inclusion across the Fabia range. 5 star ANCAP safety ratings were also announced for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Holden Astra. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: Independent ratings from an independent source

Independent safety ratings from an independent source. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: Buying safe is easy

What do I need to look for to ensure I’m buying the safest car possible? ... more

Australian 5 star trends and benefits presented at global vehicle safety conference

During 2015 it is estimated that around 40% of annual kilometres travelled will be in 5 star cars. By 2020, it is predicted that this will increase to nearly 70%. As a result, ANCAP estimates that there will be 1/3 less Australians killed or seriously injured in cars by 2020. The societal cost savings are estimated to be more than AU$2 billion per year. ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: Raising the bar on vehicle safety

ANCAP is committed to continuing to raise the bar on vehicle safety. ... more

New Kia Sorento launches with 5 star safety

Australasia's leading independent vehicle safety organisation, ANCAP, has today published the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Kia Sorento. ... more

New Car Assessment Programmes worldwide leaders in reducing road trauma

Global NCAP Media Release: The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), the overarching vehicle safety advocacy body, today expressed its disappointment in recent media coverage across Australia which criticises the vital work undertaken by the national consumer information organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ... more

ANCAP Quick Fact: Be guided by the stars

ANCAP safety ratings are available for more than 1,000 different makes, models and variants sold across Australia and New Zealand. ... more

Study confirms effectiveness of Autonomous Emergency Braking

Australasia's leading independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, today announced findings of a study into the effectiveness of low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in reducing rear-end crashes. ... more

New Mitsubishi Triton rises to 5 stars. Mix of 4 and 5 stars for other marques.

ANCAP has awarded the new generation Mitsubishi Triton a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. 5 star ratings have also been awarded to the BMW i3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Renault Captur and Tesla Model S. The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Mini Cooper have scored 4 stars. ... more

Below par crash performance sees new Kia Carnival fail to reach 5 stars

A 4 star ANCAP safety rating has today been released for the new Kia Carnival people mover. This disappointing 4 star rating is a result of less than optimal performance in the frontal offset crash test and the omission of a required safety assist technology. ... more

5 stars all round for new Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX

ANCAP has today announced 5 star ANCAP safety ratings for three diverse models - the Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX. These ratings extend across all current model variants. ... more

Global NCAP calls for all new cars to meet basic universal standards for crash protection and crash avoidance

International vehicle safety advocate, Global NCAP, has today issued a landmark report calling on manufacturers to democratise safety for all cars worldwide. ... more

Safety assist technologies will save lives: Euro report

A report released today by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) reveals that new safety technologies will play a major role in bringing down the numbers killed on European roads. A view that ANCAP supports. ... more

Suzuki Celerio better but still falls short

A 4 star ANCAP safety rating has today been released for the Suzuki Celerio. While the Australasian-spec Celerio features additional safety equipment to that of its European equivalent, its safety credentials have still prevented it from reaching the maximum 5 star goal. An ANCAP safety rating was also released for the Hyundai Sonata - 5 stars. ... more

Data sharing across NCAPs sees the latest model Honda Jazz score 5 stars

Independent vehicle safety organisation, ANCAP, today released a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the current model Honda Jazz. This rating is of particular note as it is the first rating issued by ANCAP determined using crash test data from the recently formed South East Asian New Car Assessment Program, ASEAN NCAP. ... more

2014 Media Releases

2015 Subaru Outback and Subaru Liberty score 5 stars

ANCAP safety ratings were today announced for the new Subaru Outback and Subaru Liberty / Legacy. Both models, on sale in January 2015, scored the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. These 5 star ANCAP safety ratings apply to all Outback and Liberty / Liberty variants. ... more

Wendy Machin provides boost to ANCAP governance as newest member of the ANCAP Board

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has received a boost following the appointment of Ms Wendy Machin to its Board of Directors. ... more

Consumers to benefit from higher safety standards

From 1 January 2015, the criteria against which new cars will be assessed will again rise for all star rating levels meaning even safer cars for consumers. ... more

Zero stars for Indian-sold Datsun Go and Maruti Suzuki Swift

Global NCAP, the overarching consumer vehicle safety testing organisation, has today revealed zero star safety ratings for the Indian-sold Datsun Go and Maruti Suzuki Swift. These ratings were announced in Delhi, India, at the launch of the latest New Car Assessment Program, Bharat New Car Assessment Program (Bharat NCAP). ... more

Hyundai's superior new model, the Genesis, offers superior safety

Hyundai's new Genesis luxury sedan enters the Australasian market with a superior level of occupant and pedestrian protection, easily achieving the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

Improved safety for Honda Accord raises it to 5 stars; No AEB on X-Trail

ANCAP today released the test results for five popular models. The Honda Accord, Honda City, Nissan X-Trail, Peugeot 308 and Toyota Prius C all scored highly, each achieving the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

Jeep scores another top rating but Great Wall still fails to make the grade

Jeep has scored its second top ANCAP safety rating with the Jeep Patriot joining the Cherokee in achieving the maximum 5 stars in the latest batch of ANCAP safety tests. The Great Wall Motors V200 ute however scored a disappointing 3 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

JOINT MEDIA ALERT: Inaugural gathering of the Parliamentary Friends of Road Safety

To officially acknowledge formation of the Parliamentary Friends of Road Safety Group, the ANCAP Board of Directors will join with the Group's leaders, Senator Alex Gallacher and the Hon. Darren Chester MP, in hosting the Group at a reception at Parliament House on 24 September 2014. ... more

ANCAP safety ratings now easier for consumers

ANCAP is making it easier for consumers to identify the requirements against which each car has been tested through the addition of a datestamp component to its ANCAP safety rating logos. ... more

Top safety ratings for VW Polo, Lexus CT200h and Lexus IS

The latest round of ANCAP safety ratings have today been released with 5 stars awarded to the Volkswagen Polo and two Lexus models - the CT200h and IS. Each of these models has achieved the top rating of 5 stars as a result of their strong performance in each of the physical crash tests and the inclusion of key safety technologies. ... more

New Qashqai is 5 star but what's missing?

ANCAP has today awarded two 5 star ANCAP safety ratings. The Nissan Qashqai and Mercedes-Benz C-Class took out the top prize. At the same time, a 4 star ANCAP safety rating has been released for the Ssangyong Stavic people mover - a mediocre result for the family-friendly model. ... more

First 5 star ANCAP safety rating for Jeep

ANCAP has today awarded Jeep its first 5 star ANCAP safety rating, with the 2014 Cherokee claiming the prize. The Skoda Rapid, Honda Odyssey and Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid have also scored top ratings. ... more

Vehicle safety a continuing priority for the Federal Government

The Australian Government has today reconfirmed its commitment to safer vehicles allocating $2.2 million over the next two years, to the independent vehicle safety rating organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ... more

Vehicle safety program recognised by HRH Prince Michael of Kent

Australasia's independent vehicle crash test program, ANCAP, has been recognised as a major force in improving vehicle safety, awarded the 2014 Global NCAP Consumer Champion Award presented by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. ... more

MEDIA ALERT: Crash test organisations from around the world to meet in Melbourne

Marking the 3rd Anniversary of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, ANCAP will host the 2014 Global NCAP Forum in Melbourne on 5 May 2014. ... more

The importance of ESC clear in new ratings

The Tata Xenon, a recent entrant to the market, has received a poor 2 star ANCAP safety rating due to the lack of electronic stability control. ... more

Top marks for top selling Corolla. Peugeot and Subaru also garner top rating

A maximum five star ANCAP safety rating was today announced for the new sedan version of the top selling Toyota Corolla. The Peugeot 5008 and Subaru WRX also added 5 star safety ratings to their spec sheets. ... more

Mazda 3 scores 5 stars: advanced safety still optional

ANCAP today announced a maximum 5 star safety rating for the new Mazda 3 sedan and hatch. Launched in Australia last week, the new Mazda 3 again scored ANCAP's highest safety rating - a rating also held by its predecessor. It will launch in New Zealand soon. ... more

2013 Media Releases

'Tis the season . . . for 5 star safety

ANCAP today released nine new ANCAP safety ratings, just in time for the holiday season. The Fiat Panda, Ford EcoSport, Isuzu D-Max 4x4 crew cab, Isuzu MU-X 4x4, Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, Nissan Altima, Nissan Pulsar hatch, Toyota Hilux 4x4 dual cab and Suzuki SX4 S-cross all received the top 5 star safety rating. ... more

Octavia elevated to top safety rating

ANCAP today awarded Skoda’s new Octavia a 5 star safety rating. The Octavia joins the Roomster, the Superb and the Yeti to give Skoda a fourth 5 star safety rated car for its Australasian fleet. The 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all front-wheel-drive variants of the Octavia ... more

Kia lifts again among 5 star performers

ANCAP today released 5 star safety ratings for the Kia Rondo, the Mazda6 and the Renault Clio, providing more safe choices for new car buyers across the market. The ratings apply to all variants of the Rondo and the Mazda6 and to the 3-cylinder petrol-engined Clio. The 4-cylinder Clio variant is unrated ... more

2013 Australasian College of Road Safety Conference, 6-8 November, Adelaide

Media are invited to the 2013 Australasian College of Road Safety Conference - A Safe System: the Road Safety Discussion. Leading road safety experts will be available for interview throughout the conference. ... more

Nissan scores a safety double

ANCAP today released 5 star safety ratings for the Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan JUKE. The rating applies to all variants of the new Pathfinder. The Pathfinder performed very well in most ANCAP tests and joins an already competitive SUV market segment. The Nissan JUKE, which achieved a 5 star rating upon its release in New Zealand in 2012, is now available in Australia and the rating carries forward. The rating applies to front-wheel drive variants with the 1.6 litre H16 petrol engine. ... more

Hilux 4WD utes join the 5 star club

ANCAP today released a 5 star safety rating for the Toyota Hilux 4WD utes. This rating applies to all 4x4 single cab and extra cab variants built from August 2013. ... more

Proton rising to the safety challenge

ANCAP today announced that Proton's newly released people mover, the Exora, has been awarded a 4 star ANCAP safety rating, while the Proton Suprima, available later this year, was awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

ASEAN car buyers now have more choice when it comes to safety

The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has today published safety ratings for eleven new vehicles available across the ASEAN region. ... more

ANCAP safety ratings now available for new Kia Cerato and Honda Accord

ANCAP today released safety ratings for two popular models, each from global manufacturers. A 5 star ANCAP safety rating was awarded to the new Kia Cerato, while the recently released Honda Accord achieved only a 4 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

4 star safety rating for MG6. Top safety ratings for Holden Trax, Peugeot 208 & Citroen DS5

ANCAP today released safety ratings for four models available to the Australian and New Zealand markets - the new Holden Trax, Peugeot 208, Citroen DS5 and MG6. The Trax, 208 and DS5 all achieved top 5 star ANCAP safety ratings, performing well across each of the five physical ANCAP tests. 5 star safety ratings apply to all variants of the Trax and DS5. The 5 star safety rating for the 208 applies only to 5 door hatches with a 4 cylinder engine. ... more

First 5 star car for Latin America; 0 stars for four major brands

The Latin American New Car Assessment Program, Latin NCAP, has today awarded its first 5 star rating to the new SEAT Leon. In contrast, best-selling global brands continue to provide sub-standard safety protection across the Latin American market with 0 star ratings applied to Suzuki, Chevrolet, Renault and Nissan models. ... more

Lauchlan McIntosh AM recognised as road industry champion

ANCAP Chairman, Mr (John) Lauchlan McIntosh AM, was last week recognised for his outstanding service to roads in Australia as recipient of the 2013 John Shaw Medal. ... more

Calls for new wave of reform to reduce road trauma

ANCAP welcomes the views expressed in the Federal Parliament last night by Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Regional Transport, Mr Darren Chester MP, which called for renewed energy and enthusiasm to lower the road toll. ... more

Top safety rating for home-grown VF Commodore

ANCAP today announced 5 star ANCAP safety ratings for the Holden Commodore, Nissan Pulsar and Audi A3. ... more

Malibu reaches the peak, while Freemont falls short

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, has today released ANCAP safety ratings for two new market entrants - the Holden Malibu and Fiat Freemont. The Holden Malibu scored the top safety rating as recommended by ANCAP - a 5 star rating; while the Fiat Freemont achieved only a 4 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

Driving forward pedestrian safety

A new generation of technologies holds the key to radically improving pedestrian safety. This is the view of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR), the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), who joined together today to conduct a pedestrian safety demonstration at CASR’s Vehicle Testing Laboratory in Kent Town. ... more

Volkswagen's safety achievements continue with new Golf

Volkswagen has continued its consistent safety form with independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, today awarding the new Golf the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

Sports car, SUV or hatch - maximum safety available for all car types

Maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings were today announced for three very different car types. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Land Rover Range Rover and Toyota 86 were the latest recipients of 5 star safety ratings from the independent vehicle safety organisation, ANCAP. ... more

New RAV4 hits fast-growing SUV market with top safety rating

ANCAP today released a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Toyota RAV4. ... more

Important safety ratings for 4x4 buyers

ANCAP today announced safety ratings for a handful of vehicle choices for 4x4 buyers including the Toyota Landcruiser, Mitsubishi Pajero and Foton Tunland. ... more

A first for Proton; Prevé achieves 5 star ANCAP safety rating

ANCAP today congratulated Proton on its commitment to safety following the new Proton Prevé achieving a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The Prevé is a relatively low cost car, competing in a very popular segment of the market. ... more

Mirage, Kuga & Beetle add to 5 star sales trend

ANCAP today announced maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings for the Mitsubishi Mirage, Ford Kuga and Volkswagen Beetle - adding more 5 star choices into the market at a time of record new car sales. ... more

New Southeast Asian car safety rating program reveals mix of ratings

ANCAP today congratulated its newest sister program, ASEAN NCAP, on the successful completion of its phase one testing which revealed a spread of safety ratings. ... more

Subaru Forester, Volvo V40 and Opel Corsa score 5 stars as 2013 sees safety rating hurdles raised

ANCAP today released 5 star safety ratings for the new Subaru Forester and Volvo V40 as the new year sees the safety rating hurdles raised. The Opel Corsa also achieved the top 5 star ANCAP safety rating. ... more

2012 Media Releases

5 star safety leads the way this Christmas

Car buyers have even more choice this festive season with ANCAP today releasing 5 star safety ratings for the Kia Sorento, Infiniti FX, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander and Citroen DS4. ... more

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Crash testing cars to save lives

Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure & Transport, Catherine King MP viewed first hand how the Gillard Government & ANCAP are working together to save lives on Australia’s roads. ... more

South-East Asian crash test program commences

ANCAP congratulated the new South-East Asian crash test program, ASEAN NCAP, on its first official crash test conducted in Malaysia this week. ... more

Some 'world cars' not necessarily safe cars

The latest crash test results released by Latin NCAP today reveal that the safety levels of some popular cars sold across Latin America are still 20 years behind the industrialised countries and below global standards. ... more

Airbags proven once again to save lives

The effectiveness of airbags in protecting vehicle occupants from death and serious injury has again been validated following an evaluation conducted by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). ... more

Picanto shines while Wrangler falls behind

ANCAP has today announced a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the Kia Picanto, while the Jeep Wrangler has scored 4 stars ... more

ANCAP safety rating to determine insurance and finance

ANCAP commends the announcement by the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia to only insure or finance cars which have been rated by ANCAP and awarded an ANCAP safety rating of either 4 or 5 stars. ... more

5 star performers launched at Australian International Motor Show

ANCAP has today unveiled its presence at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) releasing 5 star results for the new Toyota Corolla hatch, Honda CR-V and Holden Colorado 7 SUV while showcasing another of its 5 star performers to motor show visitors - the Hyundai i45. ... more

Isuzu D-Max and Colorado variants fall short

ANCAP expressed its concerns about the 4 star ANCAP safety ratings for the Isuzu D-Max and single/space cab Holden Colorado utilities released today. ... more

Car safety on display at Australian International Motor Show

ANCAP will participate for the first time as an exhibitor at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in Sydney from 18-28 October 2012. ... more

Good News - Crash avoidance technology: standard. Comforts: optional extras

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today praised Volkswagen for its inclusion of life-saving crash avoidance technology into their newest, most affordable model on the Australasian market - the Volkswagen Up! small car. ... more

Australasia’s next electric car achieves top safety rating

ANCAP today announced ANCAP safety ratings for a range of small to medium vehicles including Australasia’s next electric-powered car - the Holden Volt. ... more

Continuous development in crash testing

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today gave its support for the continuous development of crash testing following the release of findings of a new small overlap frontal crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States. ... more

Autonomous Emergency Braking can slash the road toll

ANCAP today welcomed reports from Europe and the United States of America identifying the safety assist technology (SAT) Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a potential life-saver. ... more

Stellar safety for new Colorado, i30 and BRZ

ANCAP today congratulated the stellar achievements of the Holden Colorado, Hyundai i30 and Subaru BRZ - each achieving the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating in the most recent round of crash testing. ... more

Reaching for the stars - vehicle safety requirements rise for 2017

Australasia's independent and authoritative source for vehicle safety information, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has today released its vehicle safety rating requirements for 2017. ... more

Safety ranks highly across new releases

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced more good news for consumers with the Mazda CX-5, Honda Civic Hatch and BMW 3 Series all awarded maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings. While not quite reaching the top rating, the all wheel drive variant of the new XUV500 SUV by Mahindra has recorded a creditable 4 star result with side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard features. ... more

New Crash Test Program for South East Asia

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today congratulated the Malaysian Government on the establishment of a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) for the South East Asian region - ASEAN NCAP. ... more

BHP Billiton Announces 5 Star NCAP Fleet Policy

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today applauded the announcement by multi-national resources company, BHP Billiton, to introduce a 5 star NCAP safety rating requirement across its worldwide vehicle fleet. ... more

Advanced technologies contribute to maximum safety

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced maximum 5 star safety ratings for two Mercedes-Benz models – the all new B-Class and the Valente van. ... more

Spread of Ratings Across Marques

Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today released the crash test ratings for five marques – 5 stars for the Toyota Aurion, Kia Rio, and Suzuki Swift Sport; 4 stars for the Jeep Compass; and a 3 star result for the Mahindra Pik Up. ... more

More Choice for Fleets with 4 Star Navara Ute

ANCAP today provided welcome news to Government and other fleet buyers with the Nissan Navara utility increasing its ANCAP safety rating to 4 stars. The new rating applies to the D40 Dual Cab 4x4 with a 4 cylinder diesel engine. ... more

Safer Cars for South East Asia

ANCAP will host representatives from the Southeast Asian New Car Assessment Program (SEA NCAP) for a week of collaboration in Sydney from 13-16 February 2012. ... more

Meet the family that could save yours

ANCAP this week launched a national online campaign to continue to raise its profile and highlight the importance of 5 star vehicles. ... more

New Civic and Veloster set highest safety standard

ANCAP today announced crash test ratings for the Honda Civic and Hyundai Veloster – both achieving 5 stars under the second year of the new ANCAP Road Map ... more

ANCAP consolidates with new senior appointments

Chair of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), Mr Lauchlan McIntosh today announced two appointments to its National Secretariat. ... more

Subaru and Toyota add more stars

ANCAP today released 5 star crash test ratings for the Subaru Impreza, the Subaru XV and the Toyota Camry. ... more

2011 Media Releases

Give the gift that keeps on giving

ANCAP today urged consumers to buy ANCAP 5 star rated vehicles if they are looking to purchase a new or used car during the holidays. ... more

5 star holiday safety bonanza for motorists

ANCAP today announced 5 star safety ratings for a suite of new cars from BMW, Citroen, Ford, Holden, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen. ... more

Latin American countries denied safer vehicles

ANCAP today welcomed the publication of Phase 2 of the Latin American NCAP results but expressed its strong concern over the safety levels of vehicles sold in Latin American countries. ... more

Skoda Yeti SUV gains a 5 star rating, Toyota HiAce 4

ANCAP today announced a 5 star rating for the Skoda Yeti SUV and a 4 star rating for the 2011 Toyota HiAce van. ... more

Australian designed Ranger a 5 star vehicle for the world

ANCAP today congratulated Ford on achieving a 5 star rating for the Australian designed Ranger ute to be sold in Australia and on overseas markets. ANCAP also announced a 5-star rating for the Honda CR-Z sports car. ... more

Toyota fleet's safety upgrade continues

Toyota's progress on a safety upgrade for its vehicle fleet continues, with the announcement today by ANCAP of a 5 star safety rating for the Toyota Tarago people mover. ... more

Another bad result for Chery in latest ANCAP ratings

ANCAP today issued a poor 2 star safety rating for the Chery J11 compact sports utility vehicle. Hyundai i40 and the Holden Cruze Series II Hatch both scored 5 stars. ... more

Mixed bag in latest ANCAP results

ANCAP today announced a number of safety ratings for new vehicles on the Australian market – ranging from 2 to 5 star results. ... more

ANCAP welcomes 5 star Barina

ANCAP today announced a 5 star safety rating for the 2012 model Holden Barina. ... more

Australians choosing to purchase safer vehicles

Australians are choosing to purchase safer vehicles, with figures for last year showing that almost three quarters of new cars purchased across the nation were four or five star rated. ... more

5 star bonanza

ANCAP today announced 5 star safety ratings for five cars on the Australian market. ... more

ATECO claims on Chery J1 incorrect

ANCAP today expressed concerns over incorrect public comments made by ATECO Automotive regarding the recall of and modifications to the Chery J1 sedan. ... more

Nissan Leaf first 5 star electric car, Hyundai Elantra & Ford Focus also 5 stars

ANCAP today announced the first 5 star safety rating for an electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf. ANCAP also announced 5 star ratings for the new Hyundai Elantra and the new Ford Focus models. ... more

Rukus & Pajero get 4 star safety rating, Territory maintains 5 stars

ANCAP today announced 4 star safety ratings for the Toyota Rukus and the Mitsubishi Pajero and an extension of the previous 5 star rating for the new Ford Territory SZ. ... more

Camry improves to 5 stars - first Chery gets a 3 star safety rating

ANCAP today announced that the Australian-made Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid have improved to 5 star safety rating, following safety upgrades introduced from April 2011. Both vehicles originally earned 4 star ratings from ANCAP. ... more

Commonwealth takes a lead on vehicle safety

ANCAP today congratulated the Federal Government for its decision to require Commonwealth fleet passenger car purchases to have a 5 star ANCAP safety rating from July this year. ... more

Government walking away from pedestrians

ANCAP has criticised the Federal Government for its decision to walk away from its consideration of international pedestrian safety before the consultation period ends. ... more

First dual cab work ute awarded 5 star safety

ANCAP today awarded its first 5 star safety rating to a dual cab work ute - the 4WD Volkswagen Amarok. ANCAP also announced 5 star ratings for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the Citroen C3. ... more

ANCAP Road Map to set safety bar higher

ANCAP has released its blueprint for encouraging safer vehicles on the new car market over the next five years. ... more

Suzuki joins ANCAP's 5 star safety club

ANCAP has welcomed Suzuki's efforts to improve vehicle safety with the announcement of 5 star ratings for the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi and Swift models. ... more

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