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  • 6/07/2022
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    Safety of mid-size SUV segment expands with 5 star ANCAP safety rating for Kia Sportage.
    The number of models available in the popular Medium SUV segment with 5 star safety has expanded, with ANCAP today announcing a 5 star rating for the Kia Sportage.
    The existing 5 star rating for the GWM Haval H6 has also recently been extended to cover H6 Hybrid variants. Solid scores were awarded to the Kia Sportage for its protection of adult and child occupants, with scores of 87% achieved in both the Adult Occupant Protection and Child Occupant Protection areas of assessment.
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  • 3/06/2022
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    Four star ANCAP safety rating for Hyundai Palisade
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP SAFETY, has today announced a four star ANCAP safety rating for the Hyundai Palisade. This rating applies to all diesel Palisade LX2 models sold in Australia and New Zealand from November 2020.
    The Hyundai Palisade which was released into the Australasian market in late 2020 achieved scores of 79% for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 88% for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 63% for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 63% in the area of Safety Assist – with its AOP and Safety Assist scores both limiting its ability to reach five stars. Respective score thresholds of 80% and 70% are required for five stars.
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  • 25/05/2022
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    5 star safety ratings continue across range of brands, powertrains and segments.
    The Kia EV6 (SUV) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class (sedan) have today been awarded maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings.
    The Volkswagen Multivan PHEV (people mover), on sale in New Zealand, has also been awarded 5 stars.
    All three models have been assessed against ANCAP's 2020-2022 requirements – demonstrating models across a range of market segments, brands and powertrains can continue to achieve the highest levels of safety for Australian and New Zealand consumers.
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  • 17/05/2022
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    ANCAP awards 5 star safety rating to Lexus NX
    ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has awarded a 5 star safety rating to all petrol, hybrid and PHEV variants of the Lexus NX.
    The Medium SUV performed well across all key areas of assessment, achieving high scores for its protection of vehicle occupants, as well as other road users.
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  • 28/04/2022
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    Volkswagen impresses with mid-life upgrade prioritising safety
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today recognised the positive move by Volkswagen to introduce further safety improvements to its current generation Polo and re-qualify for a five star safety rating to the latest 2022 requirements.
    Upgraded models of the Volkswagen Polo – available to Australian customers from May 2022 – have undergone a fresh round of independent testing following the mid-life upgrade and again achieved five-star scores in all key areas of safety assessment.
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  • 17/03/2022
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    GWM Haval H6 awarded 5 star safety rating
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today announced a 5 star safety rating for the Haval H6 following completion of the latest round of testing against the stringent 2020-2022 rating criteria.
    The Haval H6 mid-sized SUV performed well across all areas of assessment, achieving solid scores for its protection of adult occupants, children, pedestrians and cyclists. The H6 also performed well for its ability to actively avoid or reduce the effects of a range of potential crashes through its onboard safety systems.
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  • 23/02/2022
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    ANCAP awards 5 star rating for Polestar 2
    ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today awarded a 5 star safety rating to all variants of the electric Polestar 2.
    As a new entry into the Australian and New Zealand markets, the Polestar 2 brings with it a comprehensive range of active crash avoidance technologies, and scored strongly across all areas of ANCAP assessment.
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  • 16/02/2022
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    Valuable safety comparison now available for commercial van operators
    As online shopping and home deliveries continue to surge - driving an increased level of commercial van movements, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP SAFETY, has today released its second round of comparative results evaluating the availability and performance of active safety systems across a range of goods-carrying commercial vans. Read More >>

  • 19/01/2022
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    5 Star safety for popular Mitsubishi Outlander
    ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, has today released a 5 star safety rating for the Mitsubishi Outlander. All current 2.5 litre petrol variants of the Mitsubishi Outlander have achieved 5 stars, meeting the required thresholds across all four key areas of assessment. Read More >>

  • 12/01/2022
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    New Toyota LandCruiser shows strong safety performance
    The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series has today been awarded a 5 star safety rating from ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety. The first vehicle to hold a 2022 datestamp, the Toyota LandCruiser performed well across all areas of assessment. Read More >>

  • 17/12/2021
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    Families and fleets to benefit from 5 star safety.
    The Hyundai Staria and Staria-Load have today been awarded the maximum 5 star safety rating by ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety. The eight-seat Hyundai Staria people mover scored well across all areas of assessment, with full points awarded in the side impact test for both adult and child occupants, and for the driver in both the full width frontal and mobile progressive deformable barrier (MPDB) tests. Submarining of the rear passenger's upper legs was noted in the full width frontal test and deductions were applied, however the vehicle still scored well in this test overall. Read More >>

  • 10/12/2021
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    Volkswagen Caddy, BMW iX and Genesis GV70 deliver 5 star safety.
    The safety of the People Mover and Medium SUV segments has today been bolstered, with ANCAP, Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, announcing 5 star safety ratings for the Volkswagen Caddy people mover, BMW iX, and Genesis GV70, all tested against the latest 2020-2022 rating criteria. Read More >>

  • 26/11/2021
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    4 star safety rating for Citroën C4
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today issued a 4 star safety rating for the recently-released Citroën C4 with performance falling short in three of the four key areas of safety assessment. The Citroën C4 - which was released into Australia this month and New Zealand in October - achieved scores of 76 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 81 per cent for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 57 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection (VRUP) and 62 per cent for Safety Assist. Child Occupant Protection was the only assessment area in which the C4 managed to reach five-star territory. The thresholds for achieving the market-expected five star rating were missed for the AOP, VRUP and Safety Assist pillars. Read More >>

  • 12/11/2021
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    GWM makes step forward with safety enhancements to Ute.
    Australasia's independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has today announced a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for all GWM Ute dual cab utilities built from 1 August 2021. The Ute has been assessed against ANCAP's current and most stringent 2020-2022 test criteria, with models produced from August 2021 providing a high level of safety to occupants and other road users. The GWM Ute becomes the third vehicle in its segment to achieve 5 stars under the latest protocols. Read More >>

  • 27/10/2021
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    Safer and greener choices with Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
    Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has today issued 5 star ANCAP safety ratings for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle, and two new alternative-powered variants of the Volvo XC40 – the T5 Recharge PHEV and T8 Recharge EV. The traditionally-powered Hyundai Tucson has also been awarded a 5 star rating. Read More >>

  • 24/09/2021
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    Large and Small SUV segments enhanced with 5 star safety.
    The Isuzu MU-X and Toyota Yaris Cross have today been awarded maximum 5 star safety ratings from independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP. Read More >>

  • 8/09/2021
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    Subaru Outback and hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai add 5 star safety to their list of credentials
    Toyota's new hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan has been awarded the maximum 5 star safety rating from independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP. The Subaru Outback has also scored 5 stars with record scores. Read More >>

  • 16/06/2021
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    Toyota Kluger provides 5 star safety for the whole family
    Toyota's fourth-generation Kluger has arrived in Australia and New Zealand with a 5 star safety rating awarded by independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP. Read More >>

  • 26/05/2021
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    Genesis G80 and GV80 score 5 stars
    Australasia's independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has awarded two Genesis models – the G80 sedan and GV80 SUV – 5 star safety ratings following the latest round of testing. Read More >>

  • 30/04/2021
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    Latest safety enters People Mover segment with Kia Carnival 5 stars.
    The People Mover segment has today been given a boost, with Australasia's independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, announcing a 5 star safety rating for the high-selling Kia Carnival, tested against the latest 2020-2022 rating criteria. Read More >>

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