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Suzuki SX-4 S-Cross: small SUV with five-star safety

October 25, 2013 | 2

How much should families expect to pay for a small crossover with five-star safety? With the results for the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross just published by Euro NCAP, it seems Read More

Mercedes CLA distills luxury model safety and style into compact coupe

October 23, 2013 | 3

The Mercedes-Benz CLA takes the style, comfort and safety of a large Mercedes and condenses it into a small, premium coupe. With Euro NCAP’s assessment now Read More


How car designers make us feel safer

September 27, 2013 |

Car design bores a lot of people. All that earnest talk about the stance, the lines and the brand’s design heritage can get pretty rich. The silly thing is that it’s not even Read More

Crash prevention technologies to get safety ratings in US and Europe

September 27, 2013 |

New tests for crash prevention technologies by Euro NCAP and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US will make it easier for consumers to understand Read More

Qoros 3 review: Chinese small family car beats top brands for safety

September 25, 2013 | 2

The Qoros 3 is the first Chinese car to achieve a five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP’s assessment. It didn’t just scrape in either: it ranks among the best in its class.  Read More

Qoros recruits top safety experts to create five-star car

September 25, 2013 | 3

Andy Piper (right) was one of a handful of experienced car people recruited by Qoros in early 2010. The company was hiring engineers and execs from established Read More

Crash tests reveal hidden risk of buying a cheap car in some markets

September 18, 2013 |

A cheap car can be appealing: nobody wants to spend more than they can afford. But at what point does a cheap car become a bad deal? Crash tests by Latin Read More

Which crash test and safety rating should buyers trust most?

September 17, 2013 | 4

Crash tests check the safety of new cars. A new “small overlap” crash test just introduced in the US by the IIHS is exposing weaknesses in some cars – intrusions Read More

Why the Vauxhall-Opel Adam’s four-star safety rating is no surprise

September 16, 2013 | 1

With the results of Euro NCAP’s crash test assessment for the Vauxhall-Opel Adam supermini just published, some may be surprised that the car only achieved Read More

IAA Frankfurt Motor Show: Car makers prepare for automated driving

September 16, 2013 |

Behind the scenes at the Frankfurt motor show, one topic kept recurring: the growth in safety assist technologies. Everybody says the technologies will make vehicles Read More