Showing posts in the category of EuroNCAP

This is Why Footage and Photos from IIHS Look So Good


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The crash test chamber used by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is basically just a giant photo/video studio. It’s been specifically designed with adding light boxes in mind and the general purpose of crashing cars and recording the crashes as accurately as possible for scientific research and public information.

Euro NCAP: Suzuki Vitara, Renault Espace Get 5 Stars, Fiat 500X and Mazda2 Only 4


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Euro NCAP has released the results of its latest crash test session, which included the Fiat 500X, Mazda2, Renault Espace and Suzuki Vitara.

Updated Audi A6 Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS


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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just awarded the revised 2016 Audi A6 its highest Top Safety Pick+ honors. The car’s performance was rated as “stellar,” especially thanks to its better handling of the small overlap crash test.

Ouch...Euro NCAP Tests New Audi TT; Only Awards It Four Stars


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Euro NCAP, the European authority for automobile safety, has just published its results for the all-new Audi TT. Surprisingly, it’s not an accolade-accompanied five-stars, but a more lowly four.

New Skoda Fabia Best in Class in Euro NCAP Tests


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The new Skoda Fabia has achieved the highest score in its class during the 2014 Euro NCAP crash tests, being one of only 14 small cars that managed to score the full 5 stars.

Euro NCAP Announces Safest Cars Tested in 2014


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If you value safety above all else and are looking for something to move you and your family around, Euro NCAP has named its best performing models of the year for you to choose from. These have been split into five categories based on their size and body style.

US NCAP Gives Audi A3 and S3 Sedans 5 Stars


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Audi can't seem to catch a break lately, but in a good way. And in this case we mean that both literally and figuratively as their A3 and S3 sedans scored a 5/5 safety rating.

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.