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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.

Five Cars Tested by Euro NCAP; Opel Adam and Mitsubishi Space Star Dissapoint with Four Stars


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As cars have been getting safer, the entities behind the rating systems have been making them increasingly stringent, up to the point where nowadays a four-star car, rated by Euro NCAP is safer or as safe as a five-star car from five years ago.

However, it is still expected that most new models will have no trouble in achieving the maximum rating, as all manufacturers now have vast experience in the field of safety and can prepare accordingly.

IIHS Tries Out New Small Cars – Results Vary, But Are Generally Acceptable [w/Videos]


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Safety is key when choosing a new small car in the US, and the crash protection credentials can make or break a model – literally… This latest batch of tests carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that you really can’t go wrong in choosing any of the compacts available.

Out of a selection of 12 models recently tested, half of them earned a ‘good’ or ‘acceptable’ rating, and of these, the two Civics, the Dodge Dart, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Scion tC, all earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award.

EuroNCAP: Dacia Finally Improves on Safety with First 4-Stars, Nissan NV200 Fails to Impress


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EuroNCAP’s latest test session will surely be remembered by Dacia as the new Sandero brought the Romanian brand its first-ever 4-star rating. The Nissan Evalia (NV200 in North America) was only awarded 3-stars, while the Renault Captur and Chevrolet Trax both achieved the maximum overall 5-star rating.

Mercedes-Benz Citan Fails to Impress in Euro NCAP Safety Tests


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Questions are being asked after the Mercedes-Benz Citan, a small commercial and passenger van that is based on the Renault Kangoo, only managed to achieve an unimpressive three-star safety rating at Euro NCAP's standard set of tests.

Euro NCAP Announces the Safest Cars of 2012 in Each Segment


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Safety is something not to be taken lightly as far as cars are concerned. Euro NCAP, the independent organization that was established by seven European governments and has been conducting crash-tests since 1997, has been a key player in improving the level of passive and active safety offered by today’s new cars.

In 2012, it tested 36 new vehicles that became available in European markets. Most of them performed well enough to earn a five-star rating, though some did better than others in the four individual categories, namely adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist systems, and earned the “Best in Class” title for their respective segments (two of them tied in the Mini MPV class).

IIHS Names Safest Cars in America for 2013, Plus Top 13


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In its latest release, the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has come out with a list that includes the safest cars in each category for 2013, while also awarding a new "Top Safety Pick+" accolade to 13 cars, most of which are mainstream mid-size saloons.