Showing posts in the category of EuroNCAP

5 Stars for Renegade and A3 E-Tron in Latest Euro NCAP Session [w/Videos]


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Euro NCAP has released the results of the last safety assessment of the year, which included the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV.

Euro NCAP Tests 12 New Cars, Corsa, Smart, MINI and Logan Fall Behind


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The latest round of Euro NCAP's safety tests see seven new models including the Porsche Macan and Lexus NX scoring big, and five newcomers falling behind.

BMW 2-Series AT, Nissan Pulsar and Skoda Fabia Get 5-Star Euro NCAP Ratings


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Besides the Tesla Model S, Euro NCAP’s latest crash test session also involved four new models for the European market: the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, Nissan Pulsar, Skoda Fabia and Suzuki Celerio.

Tesla Model S Achieves Five-Star Rating from Euro NCAP


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The safety credentials of the Tesla Model S were proved by the crash tests carried out in America, and now confirmed across the pond via Euro NCAP.

 The Model S went through the usual barrage of tests and came out the other side with a maximum five-star rating.

Stability Control Now Mandatory for all Euro Vehicles Under 3.5 Tons


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Europe is late to join the mandatory stability control program train, since the US and Canada have had it passed into law since September of 2011. As of November 1, all cars (and vehicles under 3.5 metric tons) intended for sale on the Old Continent need to be fitted with ESP.

Obese Crash Test Dummies Are the Way forward for Car Safety


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Crash test dummies currently come in three major flavors: male, female and child. However, while these do offer some diversity and give context and nuance to results, they don’t cater for the special needs of other (quite numerous) categories such as the obese and elderly.

Citroen C4 Cactus Gets 4 Euro NCAP Safety Stars


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The Citroen C4 Cactus was recently tested by Euro NCAP and despite not receiving any particularly bad marks, one star was detracted from the maximum five-rating.

Renault Megane Disappoints in EuroNCAP Crash Test –Musters Only 3 Stars


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The recently facelifted Renault Megane is actually an old car that originally went on sale back in 2008. However, while it’s undeniably structurally sound, the most recent batch of EuroNCAP tests have seriously tarnished both its own and the manufacturer’s safety record.

IIHS Crashes VW GTI and Regular Golf; Both Earn Maximum Top Safety Pick+ Rating


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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently crashed the 2015 VW GTI and Golf for science. Their findings revealed that both models fared excellently in the usual battery of tests, though when it comes to active impact culling or collision warning systems, it only earned a basic rating (that’s a 2 out of 4).

Wow…Just Look at What Happened to These Dummies at Euro NCAP's Quadricycle Safety Test


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To demonstrate the safety flaws that heavy quadricycles pose in case of an accident, Euro NCAP tested four of these vehicles in a special safety campaign. A quick look at the photos and videos is enough for anyone to realize that the quadricycles didn’t perform well at all.

IIHS Rates First Ever Batch of Cars for Frontal Crash Avoidance System Efficiency


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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just officially completed and published the results of its first-ever active frontal crash prevention test. It was a pretty large-scale program, involving no fewer than 74 vehicles from the 2013-2014 model years.

Euro NCAP Awards 5 Stars to Mercedes C-Class, 4 Stars to Hyundai i10 [w/Videos]


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The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has released the latest set of crash test results that include the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Hyundai i10.

EuroNCAP Awards Nissan Qashqai Five Stars; Says It’s Safe for Kids


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The Nissan Qashqai is easily one of the manufacturer’s most important models in the global context, and therefore, it needs to be solid, have mass appeal, be economical, be stylish and, of course, safe.

India’s Popular Small Cars Fail Staged Crash Tests


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Airbags are still seen as an optional extra in India, especially when the cars in question are  small and popular models that an increasing number of people are now able to buy.

However, most of these cars have gone out of production in their respective home markets (they are older models), and are now manufactured locally – in order to keep costs down, airbags are among the first to go out of the door.

China's Qoros 3 Sedan Designated 2013’s Safest Car by Euro NCAP [w/Videos]


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In September last year, the Qoros 3 Sedan became the first car made in China to get five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. That was an impressive feat, but what’s even more impressive is that Euro NCAP has designated the Qoros 3 Sedan as the safest car it has tested last year (in that time frame, not in general), regardless of category.

Automakers Push for Unified Crash-Test Standards in the EU and US


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In order to sell their cars in the European Union and United States, automakers have to comply with two different crash-test procedures coordinated by the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) and IIHS (The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), respectively.

Meet the Cars With a Five-Star Rating in EuroNCAP's Latest Tests [w/Videos]


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We’ve seen the cars that achieved a four-star rating, now it’s time to meet the best performers of EuroNCAP’s latest crash-test session. Six cars were awarded the maximum five-star rating: Ford Tourneo Connect, Infiniti Q50, Maserati Ghibli, Mazda3, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Peugeot 308.

EuroNCAP Awards Only 4 Stars to BMW i3, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Note, Mercedes Citan and VW T5 [w/Videos]


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EuroNCAP has released a fresh batch of crash-test results for new vehicles, and not everyone will be happy after seeing the outcome. The recently launched BMW i3 EV, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Note only received four stars out of a maximum of five, with the VW T5 van also awarded with four stars. The Mercedes-Benz Citan was reassessed and obtained a four star rating, after only receiving three stars in its first crash test.

Euro NCAP Crashes Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes CLA, Suzuki SX4 and Peugeot 2008


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The latest roundup of cars put to the test by Euro NCAP succeeded in achieving the maximum possible five-star score. Jeep’s Cherokee, the Mercedes CLA, Suzuki SX4 and Peugeot 2008 all impressed, though the European crash safety authority doesn’t currently have an equivalent to the small overlap test, the one that’s been troublesome for so many apparently safe cars.

Qoros 3 Sedan Becomes China’s First Car to Get 5 Stars in EuroNCAP Tests [w/Videos]


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The Qoros 3 Sedan has been awarded 5 stars in EuroNCAP’s most recent safety tests, thus becoming the first car developed in China to get the maximum rating. Furthermore, the compact model received the highest overall score so far in 2013.