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ANCAP adds datestamps to safety rating

ANCAP has announced a new initiative to add datestamps to its ANCAP safety rating logos to signify the year in which the vehicle was rated.

According to ANCAP, rating logos with datestamp have been issued for all new ratings published from July (2014) and will be rolled out across ANCAP and manufacturer advertising materials and other relevant new car information sources over the coming months.

“Consumers are now well aware of ANCAP and its 1 to 5 star safety rating system and are interested to know how a 5 star rating of earlier years compares with a 5 star rating of today,” said ANCAP Chairman, Lauchlan McIntosh AM.

“ANCAP prides itself on the provision and presentation of independent and easy to understand ratings to consumers. As the ANCAP test program moves in line with the rapid progression of vehicle safety design and technologies, the introduction of datestamping to ANCAP ratings is the next step in clearly communicating the differences in a car rated today compared with a car rated in forthcoming years,” he said.

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Isaac Bober

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