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Nissan has made a lot of noise about the new Qashqai’s virtues as a hot, trendy crossover with the latest gadgets and options. Now we get a chance to evaluate the new model as a car, studying its values in terms of performance, economy, and of course, safety.
Unsurprisingly, the all-new Infiniti Q50 sports luxury sedan managed to pass the latest series of EuroNCAP crash tests with flying colors, snatching all five available stars in the process. This achievement is perfectly timely, as the car is getting ready for its pan-European launch. The NCAP rating will be huge feather in its cap.
Nicking all of the five available stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, the all-new Ford Tourneo Connect becomes the first compact people mover to be awarded with maximum score by the European institute. What really sets this car apart though is the score it achieved in child protection.
Turns out the new BMW i3 electric car is not only ugly and weird, it is unsafe as well. The car managed to get only four stars in the official EuroNCAP crash tests, meaning its safety features are flawed, especially in side impacts. Almost all new cars sail through NCAP tests achieving maximum score. So it is […]
In their latest series of tests, EuroNCAP recently crashed a number of brand-new cars in order to determine how safe, or not, they are in real-life accidents. These tests still matter, because contrary to public’s belief, not all new cars are as safe as they should be.
The Israeli-Chinese car maker Qoros always maintains that their cars are designed and built with European Standards in mind. Now they have something to prove their claim, a five-star safety rating from EuroNCAP, and scores that are among the best ever recorded by the institute.
After a very poor performance by the new generation Kia Cerato/Forte in official crash tests, the Korean car maker is under the spotlight for the safety of their vehicles. Now they get a little breather, as the new Carens compact MPV passes the EuroNCAP tests with flying colors.
We didn’t know it is still possible to make cars that are not five-star safe, but the Mitsubishi Mirage has managed it. The car scored four stars in Euro NCAP’s latest crash test campaign, which is not that bad, considering the Mirage is a cheap, global product.
The SKYACTIV-equipped 2013 Mazda6 gets its certificate of safety from the Euro NCAP in form of five golden stars. Both Mazda6 saloon and tourer passed the NCAP test with flying colors, achieving top scores in most categories.
Large 4×4 cars are naturally safer than sedans and hatchbacks due to their sheer size. But the safest among them turned out to be the latest iteration of Hyundai Santa Fe, according to Euro NCAP, and these guys know what they’re talking about. They rated the Santa Fe as the safest ‘Large Off-Road 4×4’ in […]
Subaru Forester has always been a humble car. It is capable of achieving amazing feats, and yet it never shouts about it. A few days ago the 2013 version of the car made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show rather quietly, and then quickly went about its business. It’s been to the NCAP […]
EuroNCAP has confirmed the 2013 Range Rover as a five-star car in its latest series of crash tests. Hardly surprising for a big, luxury car with a base price of around $80,000. It is one of the most prestigious and expensive vehicles ever tested by the institute.
Have you ever wondered how Dacia manages to make such cheap cars? To understand that fully, you have to crash one of their cars, especially the new Lodgy van. In its latest series of crash tests EuroNCAP tested 15 cars and awarded all of them with five stars, except for Dacia Lodgy, which got 3 […]
The results of latest EuroNCAP crash tests are out, and they indicate that the new Opel/Vauxhall Mokka crossover (Buick Encore in America) is a five-star car, which mean it is as safe as cars of this class currently get. That is a big selling point for a family car like the Mokka.
Volvo’s astonishing new V60 plug-in hybrid achieves the highest score ever recorded by an electrified plug-in hybrid car in EuroNCAP’s latest crash tests. Being a Volvo of course, it sailed through the test snatching all five stars without breaking a sweat. But being the safest in its class is a remarkable achievement.