The funding will help the Australasian New Car Assessment Program maintain its role in testing and assessing new cars, providing information for consumers about vehicle safety and general advocacy about safety on Australia’s roads.
The European New Car Assessment Program says the latest 5-star result for the Leaf echoes the success of the result for the original Leaf introduced in 2011 – the first all-electric car to get the agency’s top rating.
The World Health Organization reports 2- or 3-wheel motorcyclists account for 34% of the traffic fatalities in the ASEAN region. This compares with car driver/occupant and light vehicles with 16%, pedestrians at 13% and cyclists 3%.
At the end of February, there were about 320,000 new and used vehicles in New Zealand affected by the Takata recall process. The owners of about two-thirds had received recall notices, but only 134,000 had been brought in.
A spokesman says European automakers “would like to underline the need for detailed cost-benefit analyses and proper impact assessments of all safety measures that are being considered” before they are required in cars sold in the...
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program safety rating is based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP on the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia in 2017. The Commodore shares its structure with that of the Insignia supplied to Europe.