Tag Archives: EuroNCAP

Range of light vans receive crash test ratings

ANCAP has provided 4 and 5 star ratings to a range of light commercial vehicles from Ford and Mercedes-Benz. Popular with commercial customers in van variants and with private buyers as large people-mover vehicles, the latest models of Mercedes-Benz V-Class, …

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Three questions that might save your life

Automotive industry giants appeal to new car buyers attending the London Motor Show to put safety at the top of their agenda with three crucial questions. Thatcham Research, Bosch, Continental and ZF TRW are attending the London Motor Show this …

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Test results show major concerns overy quadricycle safety

Euro NCAP has tested a range of heavy quadricycles highlighting the significantly lower occupant protection than that offered by a car. With the growth in popularity both in mainland Europe and the UK of quadricycles as a means of transport, …

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WTCC opts for Volvo as race safety car

The Volvo V60 Polestar is this year’s safety car at race events organisated by the World Touring Car Championship. A high performance Volvo V60 Polestar will be used as the safety car at the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) this …

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Car safety framework would prevent EU falling behind USA

Thatcham Research adds its backing to a call for regulatory reform to ensure the standard fitment of AEB technology on new vehicles within Europe. Responding to the European Transport Safety Council’s (ETSC) call for an overhaul of the European car …

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European legal safety standards for vehicles years out of date

The European Transport Safety Council is calling for an overhaul of safety standards on vehicles to reflect modern technology and improve vulnerable road user protection. According to a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) analysing the market penetration …

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High crash test rating brings award for MPV

The Volkswagen Touran has won the Euro NCAP best in the compact MPV class award for high crash test rating. Rated as one of the most crash resistant vehicles produced during 2015, the new VW Touran has been given the …

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Standard AEB helps Lexus gain 5-star result for RX

The new Lexus RX has received and ANCAP 5-star rating helped by the inclusion of collision avoidance technology as part of the standard package. The popular Lexus RX crossover has gained a 5-star crash test rating issued by the Australasian …

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Research body defines safest cars available in Britain

Thatcham Research and consumer automotive magazine detail the winners of the Car of the Year Safety Awards for Britain in 2016. The “What Car?” magazine and automotive research centre, Thatcham Research have concluded the judging on which cars should be …

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Testing organisation defines safest cars in Europe

Winners have been announced in different vehicle classes as the safest cars in Europe with the Volvo XC90 taking the top honours. During 2015, the crash tests to which new cars were assessed by Euro NCAP became tougher with the …

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