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Five Star Safety Rating For Many Used Cars Without Breaking The Bank

22 SEPTEMBER, 2017

Used cars can offer great value, particularly for those on low budgets who can’t afford showroom expenses. But not all used cars are principally safe – in fact, a driver in the worst rated vehicle in this year’s Used Car Safety Ratings is ten times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than a driver in a vehicle in the safest category.

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The 2017 Mazda CX-5 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes Benz C Class Cabriolet score 5 stars while new Kia Picanto achieves 4 stars

8 SEPTEMBER, 2017

Three new safety ratings covering a range of vehicle segments have today been published by independent safety authority, ANCAP.

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The 2017 Peugeot 3008 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

5 star performance of the Peugeot 3008 adds choice to rising SUV segment

8 AUGUST, 2017

The new Peugeot 3008 enters the popular Small SUV segment with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating following good results in physical testing and the presence of an advanced speed assistance system.

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The 2015 LDV G10 people mover hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

Commercial buyers and families let down with only 3 stars for the LDV G10

27 JULY, 2017

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has today released a 3 star safety rating for the LDV G10 commercial van and people mover.

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The 2017 Land Rover Discovery hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

Land Rover Discovery enters the local market with 5 star safety

29 JUNE, 2017

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has today released a 5 star safety rating for the new Land Rover Discovery.

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Car driving on country road

Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives

26 JUNE, 2017

New research has revealed 41 lives lost on Victorian roads last year could have been saved if the cars involved had been fitted with common safety technology.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined researchers to discuss the potentially life-saving benefits of Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

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The 2017 Mini Countryman in the side impact test.

Top ratings from a range of marques show brands are keeping pace with increasing standards

31 MAY, 2017

Four new safety ratings have today been awarded by the independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, to a mix of European brands - the Skoda Kodiaq, Audi Q5, Mini Countryman and Audi Q2 all achieving 5 stars.

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three vehicles along a straight road.

Consumers vehicle brands and regulators all have a role in encouraging autonomous technologies

29 MAY, 2017

The need to build consumer, industry and regulatory confidence in autonomous vehicle technologies was the key message from Australasia’s leading vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, at the House of Representatives Public Hearing into the social impacts of driverless vehicles.

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The 2017 Holden Astra sedan in the side impact test.

Safe car choices extend with new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan

25 MAY, 2017

Two new cars enter the Australasian market this week with 5 star ANCAP safety ratings - the Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan.

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Two carsh hitting in the frontal offset crash

NEW vs OLD CRASH TEST Fatality rate four times higher in an older vehicle

19 MAY, 2017

New Analysis: Fatality rate four times higher in an older vehicle.

Australia and New Zealand’s independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, today unveiled the results of a car-to-car crash test - dramatically demonstrating the improvements made in vehicle safety over the past two decades. This comes as new analysis shows older vehicles are over-represented in fatality crashes.

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