Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

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

20 October 2016

Seatbelt deaths a senseless tragedy

People not wearing seat belts and dying on our roads has to stop, says New Zealand’s leading road safety organisation the Automobile Association. "It's hard to believe that heading into Labour weekend... Read more

11 October 2016

Sad milestone for 2016 road toll

With 81 days still to go in the year the number of people killed on our roads is now more than the entire 2013 road toll. “In 2013 New Zealand had a record low road toll of 253 deaths but since then t... Read more

7 October 2016

SUV competition heats up with latest ANCAP ratings

Competition is strong within the New Zealand SUV market and with the latest release of 5 star ANCAP ratings for the BMW X1 and the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Both models come equipped with an active bonne... Read more

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

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