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BEYOND THE STARS:  The facts behind ANCAP

25 November 2020

BEYOND THE STARS: The facts behind ANCAP

Each year we go 'beyond the stars' and take a look at the facts and figures that sit behind the work we do here at ANCAP SAFETY.

While 2020 has been a challenging year for Australia, New Zealand and the world, it is reassuring to note the COVID-19 pandemic has not had a significant impact on ANCAP operations and output, allowing us to continue to provide Australasian consumers with independent vehicle safety information and advice on a range of new models arriving on our shores.

A simple star rating is the end-product we provide for each vehicle we assess, however a lot goes on behind the scenes in order to produce each and every one. Here's a sneak peek...

During the 2019-20 financial year:

  • 291 independent tests were conducted
  • 36 new vehicle models were rated, covering 151 variants
  • 143 vehicles were destroyed in the name of safety
  • 92% of new vehicles sold held the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating
  • 948,000 new 5 star vehicles joined Australia & New Zealand roads
  • Australia's first Safety Assist test facility was established
  • Rescue Sheets - to assist First Responders - were published for the first time
  • 7 alternative-powered vehicle models were rated

For a complete look at all the facts and figures captured during 2019-20, visit

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