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Euro NCAP: Fading Stars

Euro NCAP for safer cars

Today, Euro NCAP rounds off its busiest-ever year with new safety ratings for fifteen more car models. Five stars were awarded to the Hyundai KONA, the Kia Stinger, the fourth generation BMW 6 series and the Jaguar F-PACE released early last year.  Three stars were awarded to the MG ZS crossover, the Dacia Duster 2 and the Kia Stonic (five stars with ...

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Jaguar F-pace secures five-star safety rating

The Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV has added a five-star Euro NCAP rating to its 2017 World Car of the Year title. The performance SUV, which also won 2017 World Car Design of the Year at the 2017 World Car Awards, scored 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant ...

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Chevrolet Aveo shows slight progress after adding two frontal standard airbags

Latin NCAP’s latest results were presented today (12/12), including the Chevrolet Aveo (with two airbags), achieving zero stars for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection. The Aveo was previously tested by Latin NCAP in 2015, when it was the best-selling model in Mexico. At that time, the Aveo was sold ...

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ZF Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stefan Sommer leaves the company

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The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, and CEO Dr. Stefan Sommer have agreed to end their cooperation. Dr. Sommer will step down from office with immediate effect. Until a successor is appointed, Finance Board Member and CEO Deputy Representative, Dr. Konstantin Sauer (58), ...

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62 models meet tougher criteria to earn IIHS awards

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Just 15 vehicles qualify for the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from IIHS after the requirements were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes. Another 47 vehicles earn the TOP SAFETY PICK award, which now requires acceptable or good headlights. In contrast, headlights weren’t factored ...

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Toyota earns a total of eleven IIHS 2018 Awards

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A total of eleven Toyota and Lexus vehicles are 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award winners, with the new 2018 Camry receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+. According to IIHS, the TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ requirements were strengthened for 2018 and the majority of winners ...

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