Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

15 December 2017

Mixed bag of safety ratings for the Kia Stinger

New Zealand motorists are set to get the safest variants of the yet to be released Kia Stinger, which will hit the New Zealand market early next year. A 5 star safety rating from the Australasian New ... Read more

1 December 2017

New Mitsubishi will land with 5 star safety

Mitsubishi’s newest addition to New Zealand’s SUV mix – the Eclipse Cross - will join the market early next year with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). ... Read more

30 November 2017

New X3 offers extra safety features to Kiwi drivers

The newly released BMW X3 has hit the New Zealand market with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), with a special focus on the safety of Kiwi drivers. The ... Read more

24 November 2017

AA welcomes 110km/h decision

24 November 2017 The AA is pleased to learn that the NZ Transport Agency has decided the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway and Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Roads will both have a 110km/h speed... Read more

18 October 2017

Kiwis think they’re great drivers, so why do many feel unsafe?

More than a third of New Zealanders feel unsafe while driving and most don’t have confidence in the ability of other motorists. An AA Driving School survey has found that within seven days of driving ... Read more

6 September 2017

Motorists need car safety information at point of sale

The latest update to the Used Car Safety Ratings guide reinforces the need for more information to be provided to buyers at the point of sale. Released today, the 2017 Used Car Safety Ratings guide is... Read more

6 September 2017

Plenty of options for safety conscious buyers

The growing market of 5 star rated cars has been added to with the latest release of vehicle safety ratings giving safety conscious buyers plenty more options to choose from. In the newest round of Au... Read more

27 July 2017

3 stars not good enough for family-focussed people mover

The rating applies to all van and people mover variants of the LDV G10 from June 2015 and onwards. AA Network Support Manager Phil Collings says it’s disappointing to see a vehicle designed as a famil... Read more

11 July 2017

Practice the basics as weather packs in, the AA warns

With snow, heavy rain and gales predicted to cause days of travel disruptions for much of the South Island and lower North Island, the AA is reminding drivers to take their time on the roads and avoid... Read more

29 June 2017

New Land Rover ticks the right boxes for Kiwi families

The list of safe cars that New Zealand families can choose from has grown after the latest Land Rover Discovery achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating across all its diesel variants. The large SUV take... Read more

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