Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

20 March 2017

Hyundai i20 falls short in latest ANCAP safety results

It’s a mixed bag of results in latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme safety ratings. Four cars were put under crash test scrutiny, but just three hit the top 5 star ANCAP safety ra... Read more

7 March 2017

Compact SUV shines light on safety tech with 5 stars from ANCAP

Due to hit the New Zealand market by May this year, Toyota’s latest offering is a compact SUV – the C-HR – which received a 5 star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANC... Read more

26 January 2017

ANCAP 2 star safety rating for Ford Mustang

There’s no denying the popularity of the Ford Mustang in New Zealand. Pre-launch hype generated a significant buzz with those keen to buy an all-American right-hand drive muscle car. Launched in late ... Read more

26 January 2017

Holiday brains lead to lost keys and lock-ins

Taking your car keys for a swim, leaving them in the bush, burying them in the boot under the groceries or giving them to the kids to play with – these are just a handful of the ways Kiwis managed to ... Read more

31 December 2016

Crashes claiming far too many Kiwi lives

The Automobile Association is deeply disappointed that road deaths have risen in 2016.  Provisional data shows 328 New Zealanders have been killed in 2016. That follows 319 deaths the year before. The... Read more

22 December 2016

Avoid becoming a road crash statistic these holidays

The AA says you can reduce your chances of becoming a road crash statistic this holiday season with some simple steps to prepare yourself and your car for the drive. Sadly 12 people died on New Zealan... Read more

21 December 2016

Don’t rely on luck – AA’s call to motorists this summer

You’re on the motorway surrounded in traffic when suddenly your car breaks down – what do you do? For many people their first instinct is to get out of the car, leaving it up to luck, and the skills o... Read more

19 December 2016

Top cars for 2016 earn 5 star safety rating

  AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says that while manufacturers have improved the safety attributes of their cars rapidly over the past years, Mercedes-Benz has once again edged the... Read more

1 December 2016

Deadly December warning for drivers

The AA is reminding drivers to take special care as the most lethal month on our roads begins today. In the last five years December has averaged nearly 31 deaths on the roads, well above any other mo... Read more

8 November 2016

New Holden Astra set to debut with 5 star safety rating

If you’re after a small, structurally safe car that looks out for more than just the driver then Holden’s latest offering- the Astra - will be one to keep an eye out for. It’s due to hit the New Zeala... Read more

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