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ANCAP rates the best of 2016

Each year, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) puts new vehicles through their paces and rates them on safety. This can assist motorists when making a decision on purchasing a new vehicle.

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Each year, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) puts new vehicles through their paces and rates them on safety. This can assist motorists when making a decision on purchasing a new vehicle.

In 2016 ANCAP rated 45 new vehicles, 43 of which achieved a five-star rating, the maximum awarded under the program. Two achieved a four-star result.    

In releasing the year's findings, ANCAP said an area of improvement in vehicle safety was an increase in active safety assist technologies being fitted to vehicles. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which uses sensors to detect a potential collision ahead and if you don't brake, it applies the brakes for you, was introduced to a wider variety of market segments and price points.

In 2017, ANCAP will increase its test criteria to place greater emphasis on safety features that help avoid a crash.

To see how your prospective new car rates, visit ancap.com.au/safety-ratings

Click here to see the complete 2016 ANCAP Safety Ratings brochure.

You can also see the tests in action via YouTube: https://youtu.be/e5XSrHVnlcE‚Äč