Media releases

4 August 2017

New Auckland transport package a welcome prospect

Though details are yet to be revealed, the Government has indicated a multi-billion dollar package to increase funding to a range of major projects across the city over the next decade, and to help bring projects like the Northwestern Busway and Mill Road forward.

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.

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 driving if possible.

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.

29 May 2017

Kiwis prefer trainers to TVs in winter

More than half of us think of ourselves as home-bodies over winter, according to a new AA Traveller survey, but we’re a lot more active than we give ourselves credit for.

25 May 2017

New cars hit the market with stellar safety rating

The new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan have hit the New Zealand new car market with an impressive 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

8 May 2017

Be smart about your speed this Road Safety Week

Go at the right speed for the right conditions is the message the AA would like drivers to take on board this Road Safety Week.

13 April 2017

Remember the simplest safety message this Easter - AA

The number of people dying on our roads has shown no improvement in the first three months of the year and it is horrific how many deaths could have been easily prevented, says the AA.

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.

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 (ANCAP). The ANCAP rating is based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP which reveal a solid performance across all areas under review, adult, child and pedestrian protection along with a solid suite of safety assist and crash prevention technology on board. During the crash tests, which include frontal offset, full width frontal and pole the C-HR demonstrated good cabin integrity with well controlled displacements for the foot pedals and steering wheel. There was a light risk of serious chest injury for both the driver and rear passenger in the full width frontal test. Maximum protection was provided in the side impact and pole tests. The C-HR also comes equipped with a set of safety features that, until recently, were more common on luxury brands including a lane support system, emergency brake assist and autonomous emergency braking along with adaptive cruise control. AA spokesman Liam Baldwin says while the Toyota C-HR is not the most spacious compact SUV in the segment, it ticks a lot...

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