04 Nov 2022
Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today launched a refreshed website providing Australian and New Zealand consumers with additional ways to check the safety rating of their current or prospective new car, and explore the latest information on vehicle safety and the ANCAP test process.
The revised site, www.ancap.com.au in Australia and www.ancap.co.nz in New Zealand, offers new tools to enhance search functionality – enabling visitors to quickly and easily view safety ratings for over 830 new and used vehicle models.
Providing customised search results, the new ‘Help Me Choose’ tool builds a list of safer vehicle choices based on the usage needs of the individual.
“Whether you’re an older driver looking to purchase a safe and small city run-about; a fleet manager needing to prioritise both safety and low emissions for your corporate fleet; a new parent wanting to provide your family with a safe ride large enough to accommodate the pram and the groceries; or a tradie needing to find a dual cab ute with the latest safety features, the new search tools available on the ANCAP website will present a list of safer options to meet your specific needs,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.
A new ‘Search by Brand’ option is also provided – catering for the brand-loyal buyers and those who’ve already refined their purchasing decision to a specific make. Enhanced filtering is also offered on the new site giving visitors the ability to further refine or expand results.
Fresh content profiling the key aspects of a safer vehicle, the range of tests conducted, definitions of each star rating level, and the new safety technologies fitted to today’s new cars has also been included. Explanatory videos and animations have been developed, making it easy for individual consumers, students, parents, fleet managers, and the media to engage with and understand the ANCAP safety rating process.
“The ANCAP website is far more than just a platform to search for safety ratings. It provides a wealth of information allowing users to better understand vehicle safety features and learn what and how we test.”
“A lot has changed over the past few decades to enhance the safety of vehicles available in our market, and visitors to the ANCAP website can see just how far things have progressed as well as gain an insight into what will be incorporated into the ANCAP rating mix from 2023.”
Improvements to the ANCAP website have been introduced through feedback received from a broad range of consumers stakeholders.
“The enhanced ANCAP website is a valuable resource for anyone in the market for a new car to make the safest vehicle choice they can by actively using ANCAP safety ratings to inform their purchasing decision. I’d encourage everyone to take a look at the new site to learn more about vehicle safety and use our ratings and information when making their next new car purchase,” Ms Hoorweg said.
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