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Audi’s 2015 A3 and S3 sedans, offering a mix of diesel, turbocharged and gasoline engines, have earned a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. This New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating is the highest crash test rating currently available, being added to IIHS Top […]

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Volvo’s umbrella name for all of the company’s auto braking functions will be City Safety. This new naming nomenclature starts with the all-new Volvo XC90. The continuously enhanced collision-avoidance and mitigation technologies, which are standard in the XC90, include yet another Volvo world first: automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming […]

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Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models to make driving safer. To be integrated in the company’s Integrated Safety Management Concept, Toyota said these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents. The new features […]

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Always interested by safety, Volvo believes it can offer even safer cars in the future through systems that can recognize and distinguish whether a driver is tired or inattentive. Examples of this stated by the Swedish company include technology that detects what the driver is looking at or whether he or she has closed eyes. […]

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Mazda’s redesigned 2014 Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 earned a “Top Safety Pick+” distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “A redesign is not simply a matter of changing a vehicle’s sheet metal draping but involves dramatically altering its insides, outsides and everything in between to make that vehicle not only look great but […]

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark has been named a Top Safety Pick in its first year of eligibility. The Spark is also the only vehicle in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety minicar segment to earn the rating in 2014 model year testing. The small Chevy achieved highest possible “good” scores in the IIHS’s moderate overlap […]

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Infiniti’s all-new Q50 sports sedan, to be available in hybrid version, has been awarded the maximum safety rating from independent crash test consortium EuroNCAP. This result was confirmed November 28 on the eve of the car’s pan-European launch. Infiniti said the Q50 earned its five-star ranking with scores of 86 percent for driver/passenger protection and […]

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Subaru’s 2014 Impreza and XV Crosstrek models, including the hybrid, earned a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for good performance in each of the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front test. These ratings apply to both 4- and 5-door body styles of the Impreza, excluding WRX/STI, and all XV Crosstrek variations, conventionally-powered […]

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VIA Motors President Alan Perriton announced that the company’s extended range electric cargo van has successfully passed all crash testing required prior to mass production. “We were very pleased with the results of the crash testing of our electric cargo van. The engineering work done to integrate the VIA’s electric technology has been exceptional and […]

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Among 2014 model year vehicles, Chevrolet offers seven with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than any other brand. In New Car Assessment Program testing, NHTSA gave its highest possible 5-star Overall Score to the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Sonic, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe and Silverado 1500 […]

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