The 2016 Kia Sportage, Holden Spark, Jaguar XF and Skoda Superb have achieved 5 Star ANCAP ratings.
The Kia Carnival has been retested by ANCAP and had its rating lifted from four to five stars, although it only applies to vehicles built after December 23, 2015.
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The Australian Government has passed into law a new Australian Design Rule (ADR) setting performance criteria for side impact protection.
The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has scored a 5 star ANCAP rating along with the Audi Q7 and Honda HR-V.
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson has received a 4 star rating by ANCAP with the crash testing authority claiming the “structural integrity of the footwell was compromised in the frontal offset test”.
The new Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest have scored 5 Star ANCAP ratings while a crop of refreshed models, including the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series have retained their top ratings.
Toyota is aiming for 5-star safety for the 70 Series single cab, and offer improved safety for other models.
In ANCAP rating released overnight, both the 2015 Mazda2 and CX-3 have been awarded a 5 star rating, while the 2015 Audi TT managed just 4 stars.
In one of the worst performances of a new vehicle in safety testing, the 2015 LDV V80 commercial van has only scored a 2 star ANCAP rating.
ANCAP has congratulated the 2015 Skoda Fabia for the ” providing AEB as standard across the Fabia range” and issued it with a 5 star rating.
The 2015 Kia Sorento which is being launched this week has scored a 5 star ANCAP rating in crash testing.
ANCAP has awarded the 2015 Mitsubishi Triton with a five-star rating, which sees the all-new ute rise from its predecessor’s four-star rating.
ANCAP has awarded the 2015 Ford Mondeo (launching in May), Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX which was launched last year with 5 star ratings.
Despite a delayed launch in Australia due to a brake issue, ANCAP has given the 2015 Suzuki Celerio a 4 star rating, while the Sonata scored 5 stars.