Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

31 August 2016

Safe cars don’t cost an arm and a leg according to latest safety rating guide

Vehicles are becoming safer, but not necessarily more expensive according to the latest 2016 Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) guide released today. The guide is based on extensive real world crash data ... Read more

31 August 2016

5 stars for yet to be released Holden

Holden will release the 2017 Trailblazer SUV later this year which will carry the same 5 star ANCAP safety rating of the 2012 Colorado 7 – the vehicle it is based on. It comes with a range of safety t... Read more

11 August 2016

New ANCAP ratings prove driver safety isn’t Holden’s only focus

Holden has stepped up its safety game with its latest Colorado by not only looking after everyone inside the vehicle, but also pedestrians on the road. The much loved ute has just achieved a 5 star AN... Read more

9 August 2016

New interlock approach the best way to stop drink drivers

The Government’s intention to make alcohol interlocks mandatory for many drink drivers is a much-needed advancement to keep innocent people safe on the roads. “Interlocks have prevented 4137 drink dri... Read more

15 July 2016

Buyers get safety and value with latest ANCAP rated vehicles

Consumers expecting to pay big bucks for the latest safety technologies will find their dollar goes further with the affordable 2015 Kia Optima, which has just been awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety ratin... Read more

5 July 2016

An ANCAP first for the new Mazda CX-9

September will see the launch of the new Mazda CX-9, the first of its kind to go through the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) and complete all the crash tests. The seven-seater SUV di... Read more

30 June 2016

New Subaru launches with a 5 star safety win

Subaru has two things to celebrate today. Alongside the launch of the Subaru Levorg in the New Zealand market, Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has also awarded the car a 5 star safet... Read more

23 June 2016

New rural highway safety programme will save lives - AA

The Government’s significant new investment in improving New Zealand’s highest risk rural highways is a great day for road safety, says the Automobile Association. “This safety investment will save li... Read more

8 June 2016

Popular sports car punches above its weight for safety

Popular sports car and 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year finalist, the Mazda MX-5, has been awarded a 5 star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). The 2015 model is an... Read more

3 June 2016

Watch out for sun and ice on roads this weekend - AA

Sun-strike and icy roads are two things that drivers should be wary of this Queen’s Birthday Weekend, says the AA. “With sunny, clear conditions forecast over most of the country people will need to t... Read more

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