The Holden Malibu wins the top 5-star safety rating, but the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) blasts the Fiat Freemont, saying a safety feature standard on the vehicle in Europe has been removed for the Australian market. Giving the A$27,000 ($27,030) Freemont only four stars, ANCAP CEO Nicholas Clarke says his independent group urges consumers to accept nothing less than five stars when buying a new car. “Models like the Freemont are purpose-built to carry up to ...

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