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Frontal impact compliance status of vehicles by vehicle make

These lists show the Class MA vehicles (passenger cars) by make and model that manufacturers have advised as meeting (or not meeting) New Zealand's frontal impact requirements. For completeness we have included some lists that were produced at the time frontal-impact legislation was being implemented in various countries, and some of these lists have not been updated since then.

Please note that the information on these lists is supplied by vehicle manufacturers, and is not exhaustive. The NZ Transport Agency has taken every reasonable precaution to ensure the accuracy of this information. Contact an entry certifier if you are in doubt about any of the information in these lists.

Frontal impact compliance status of vehicles by vehicle make

Read the appropriate list carefully, because some makes and models only comply from a particular model year or chassis number.

There are other requirements for your vehicle in addition to frontal impact. Before you view these lists, you must read our guidance on importing a vehicle, which tells you where to find New Zealand's legal and safety requirements relevant to your vehicle.

If your Class MA vehicle is not listed,  our guidance on importing a vehicle points to other ways to determine whether your vehicle meets an approved frontal impact standard, depending on the country from which the vehicle is being imported.

However, if your vehicle is on this list, but the list says that your vehicle does NOT comply with a frontal impact standard, DO NOT IMPORT THE VEHICLE TO NEW ZEALAND. It will not be able to be certified for use on road in New Zealand.

Vehicle makeLast updatedDownload option / Notes
Alfa Romeo 18 Oct 2002 PDF [PDF, 110 KB]
Audi 13 Apr 2005  
BMW 17 June 2005 PDF [PDF, 646 KB]
Citroen   Refer to Importing a vehicle. For further compliance information, please contact Citroen New Zealand.
Daewoo   Refer to Importing a vehicleFor further compliance information, please contact Daewoo Automotive NZ.
Daihatsu 23 Dec 2002 PDF [PDF, 37 KB]
Fiat 18 Oct 2002 PDF [PDF, 28 KB]
Ford 28 Apr 2006 See note below
Holden 25 Jun 2003  
Honda 26 May 2003  
Hyundai   Refer to Importing a vehicleFor further compliance information, please contact Hyundai Automotive NZ.
Jaguar 18 Oct 2002 PDF [PDF, 31 KB]
Kia   Refer to Importing a vehicleFor further compliance information, please contact Kia Motors NZ.
Lexus 24 March 2004  
Mazda 14 Jun 2006 See note below
Mercedes 3 Feb 2010 PDF [PDF, 161 KB]
Mitsubishi 29 April 2003 PDF [PDF, 76 KB]
Nissan 30 April 2004 See note below
Peugeot 18 Oct 2002 PDF [PDF, 28 KB]
Porsche 18 Oct 2002 PDF [PDF, 39 KB]
Renault   Refer to Importing a vehicle. For further compliance information, please contact Motorcorp Holdings.
Rover 28 Feb 2005  
Saab 18 Oct 2002  
Subaru 23 Dec 2002 PDF [PDF, 37 KB]
Suzuki 23 Dec 2002 PDF [PDF, 37 KB]
Toyota 10 Jun 2003 See note below
Volkswagen 13 April 2005  
Volvo 27 Feb 2004 PDF [PDF, 94 KB]

Note: See important notice about certain Toyota, Nissan, Ford and Mazda models.

 

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