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    Official: BMW i3 misses top Euro safety rating [w/videos]
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    The Euro NCAP just tested a recent batch of new cars including the 2014 BMW i3, and the EV Bimmer scored less-than-perfect results. Though not horrible, BMW's all-electric/range-extended i3 was given a four-star (out of five possible) crash rating due to concerns with front-occupant whiplash and ...

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    Official: This is the Qoros GQ3
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    We've been calling it the C11, but the new compact sedan from Qoros – the Sino-Israeli joint venture car company – has officially been dubbed GQ3. To be revealed at next year's Geneva Motor Show before going on sale in China in the second half of of 2013, the GQ3 is a C-segment sedan ...

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    Official: European NCAP crowns Volvo V40 safest new car ever tested
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    One of the safest cars ever built will not be sold in the United States. The Euro NCAP, similar to our National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, put the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 through a battery of crash tests and found that it is one of the safest cars it has tested. The Euro NCAP's ...

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    Exclusive: IIHS considering autonomous braking, other tech as part of crash evaluations
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    Automakers are constantly working to make their vehicles safer than ever before, and while much of that effort is spent in areas the public will never see, recent years have welcomed a rash of more highly visible advancements. Those include autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) systems like Volvo ...

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    Official: Euro NCAP will soon require auto-braking for five-star safety rating [w/video]
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    From the 2014 model year, any manufacturer hoping to score five stars on the Euro NCAP safety ratings will need to make sure the vehicle in question is equipped with AEB, or Autonomous Emergency Braking. Among other features provided by systems like Pre-Safe from Mercedes-Benz and Collision ...

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    Video: New Ford Ranger becomes first pickup to earn Five-Star Euro NCAP rating
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    Add another reason to lament the fact that the all-new Ford Ranger will not be sold in the United States: It's safe. Ford says that en route to earning the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating, the 2012 Ranger earned the best score ever awarded to a pickup truck and the best Euro NCAP rating of ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf earns five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests [w/video]
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    The five-door mid-size electric Nissan Leaf has become the first plug-in vehicle to receive five stars from the European New Car Assessment Program. Euro NCAP tests vehicles in frontal impact, side impact, side pole impact and the potential for whiplash. The Leaf's lithium-ion battery pack, ...

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    VIDEO: Kia Soul aces Euro NCAP crash tests
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    Click above to watch the Kia Soul's Euro NCAP crash tests
    There is no rating yet for the Kia Soul in the U.S., but in Europe the car did the business: the Soul scored five stars on the NCAP frontal offset, side impact and pole crash tests, doing no worse than "marginal" in just two areas. In the ...

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    Tiny Toyota iQ registers 5 Star NCAP performance
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Toyota iQ's NCAP test
    We still wouldn't want to crack the tiny Toyota iQ into anything, but the little rollerskate has earned itself 5 stars in Euro NCAP safety testing. It's not a perfect correlation to hitting real objects, but the performance will ...

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    Lutz agrees with McElroy, calls for moratorium on U.S. crash test standards
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    Click above to view video of the 2008 Smart fortwo crash testAnybody who watches Autoline on Detroit or reads our Autoline on Autoblog posts will know that John McElroy is a certifiably nice guy. Bob Lutz is known more as a brash talker who isn't afraid to make his views known, regardless of what ...

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