AMI Autocar Car of the Year Awards

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AMI has been the principal sponsor of the AMI Autocar Car of the Year awards for over 9 years and in doing so has contributed to the recognition of the best new cars on New Zealand's roads.

This year, we’re delighted to be introducing a new category to the awards. The AMI Insurance Safety Award will put the spotlight on car safety and how safe these cars are for everyday Kiwi drivers.

We’ve made these videos that explain, in plain English, how the safety features in cars work and how they can help keep you and fellow drivers safe on the road.

Find out which car took out the 2016 AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year Safety Award.

Reduce the risk of crashing at low speeds


Autonomous Emergency Braking, or AEB, can be known as city brake or collision avoidance. Watch this short video to see how it could help you avoid a collision.

What safety features does your car have?


You might know your car has airbags and seatbelts, but what about the things you can't see? Find out what other safety features your car might have that you’re not aware of.

How does automatic parking work?


Find out how automatic parking works so you can take advantage of this car technology and park safely and easily.

For more tips on car safety, such as: how to fit child restraints, driving at dusk and what dog harnesses have passed our tests, visit our YouTube page.