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We all want to know how safe our vehicles are on the road. Of course, carmakers do brag about the safety levels of their offerings, but it’s really up to unbiased assessment agencies to tell us the real deal. In Europe, the safety levels of new cars are tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). In fact, Euro NCAP just completed its latest round of safety tests, and the results were quite mixed.
For the latest round of testing, six vehicles underwent Euro NCAP’s stringent process: Audi Q5, Citroen C3, Fiat 500, Ford Ka+, Land Rover Discovery and Toyota C-HR. The results of the tests should make the people at Audi, Land Rover and Toyota leap for joy while leave those at Fiat and Ford scratching their heads. Euro NCAP’s overall safety rating is based on assessment in four important areas: Adult protection; Child protection; Pedestrian protection; and Safety Assist technologies. Vehicles are rated overall from one to five stars. The more stars a vehicle has, the safer it is.
According to Euro-NCAP, both the new Audi Q5 luxury SUV and Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover were able to earn five-star ratings from the assessment program, thanks to their good all-round performance. A five-star rating means these vehicles offer overall good performance in crash protection and are well-equipped with robust crash avoidance technology. In particular, the Toyota C-HR scored 95 percent for Adult protection; 77 percent for Child protection; 76 percent for Pedestrian protection; and 78 percent for Safety Assist technologies. The new Audi Q5, meanwhile, earned 93 percent for Adult protection; 86 percent for Child protection; 73 percent for Pedestrian protection; and 58 percent for Safety Assist technologies.Read the entire article 2017 Euro NCAP crash tests: Toyota C-HR, Audi Q5 and Land Rover Discovery SUVs earn five stars
Last year was probably one of the busiest years for the European New Car Assessment Programme, with a total of around 70 cars tested. But amongst that huge pack of vehicles, one model managed to really stand out, and this was the second-generation Volvo XC60. After going through all those cars, the European NCAP made a decision that this is the safest car overall.
Ever since, Volvo has had a good reputation when it comes to car safety, and that is why we are not surprised that the new XC60 got the highest score during the tests. It scored 98% for the Adult Occupant category, and for Safety Assist, it got 95%, which still is pretty impressive as most cars do not ever get a score that high.
Malin Ekholm, Vice President of Volvo Cars Safety Center, promised that no one should ever get seriously injured or killed ever riding a Volvo car by the beginning of next decade. And based on the results we just saw, it seems like the automaker is right on track with fulfilling this promise.Read the entire article 2018 Volvo XC60 gets the Euro NCAP’s best ratings for 2017
Last April, the new Honda Civic Type R made a new record for the current front wheel drive, by going around the Nurburgring and finishing a lap with a time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds. But today, Toyota thinks that they have what it takes to beat the Honda Civic Type R’s record, even without a true hot hatchback in their lineup. Rather, it is the C-HR that recently made its debut at the 2017 SEMA Show, with 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) which they think could make a new record.
They say that if the head of the tuning company behind Toyota’s R-Tuned C-HR, Dan Gardner were to decide, the C-HR would already be at the track. In fact, the Japanese automaker believes that it is the “world’s quickest SUV”, and we’re not doubting them. True enough, it has been proven to be faster than the Lamborghini Aventador, the Porsche 911 GT3 and many other supercars as it only took 1 minute 25.22 seconds to go around the Willow Springs Raceway.
Gardner said to Autocar that this model was actually built for SEMA, and so far, the automaker has announced no plans for it. He also described it to be the real deal, and that it is his dream to take the super-SUV to the Nordschleife. And as mentioned earlier, he is confident that it is capable of setting the front-wheel-drive record.Read the entire article Toyota thinks that the 600 hp C-HR could beat the Honda Civic Type R’s Nurburgring record
It is already September and we are all excited about the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, more so because automakers have been revealing previews and teasers (online) of models and concepts that will make their debut at the auto show. Today, it is Toyota that teases us with two new crossovers: the Hybrid C-HR Concept and the new Land Cruiser.
The C-HR Hy-Power Concept is a representation of possible additions for its compact crossover’s engine range. Toyota is being a tease, only providing few details about the vehicle, and that is the crossover’s license plate and lower fascia. Having said that, it makes us think that the model has been given a change in terms of design. And during a press release, the company’s spokesperson did say that the people behind Toyota’s European Design Center will give the C-HR a little bit of facelift to emphasize its emotional and powerful look, while hinting that they will be expanding the company’s hybrid powertrain line. That is all we got from the Hybrid C-HR Concept, and that’s sad because there’s still so much we want to know.
As mentioned earlier, the Japanese automaker also gave us a preview of the new Land Cruiser before it makes its debut in Frankfurt. Though they still kept their mouths sealed, they couldn’t help but share some details regarding the range-topping SUV. One thing we are certain about is that it will still be riding on a body-on-frame chassis.Read the entire article Toyota gives hints of hybrid C-HR, new Land Cruiser ahead of 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
If you are a fan of matte-finished cars, you are going to love these new Toyotas. For years now, tuning companies have offered the matte look to their clients - and you would see the most common cars, to the rarest ones with this finish. This trend began when BMW offered the Frozen Black M3 to its customers back in 2013. Many other automakers then followed, and now, Toyota is on it too.
As you could see in the photos, the new C-HR and GT86 sports car both got their own matte finishes. Toyota Europe now offers the “Style Selection” option for the C-HR where customers could choose from four exclusive shades including: Metalstream Gray Metallic, Titanium Blue Metallic, Nova White Metallic, and Marlingrau Metallic. For an extra $2,122 (€1,850), customers can get these shades with two unique matte finishes.
Another option customers could add on top of the package would be contrasting onyx black lacquered A and C pillars, side mirrors, roof, and rear spoiler. All these for an extra $160 (€140).Read the entire article European customers can now get their Toyota C-HR and GT86 in matte finishes
Following the introduction of the new generation Suzuki Swift in Europe for the 2017 model year, the hatchback from the Japanese company managed to score fairly in the latest round of safety tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). In fact, a standard version of the 2017 Suzuki Swift earned a 3-star safety rating from Euro NCAP, while a variant equipped with the optional safety pack equipped version received a 4-star rating from the assessment program.
In the area of Adult Occupant protection, the 2017 Suzuki Swift scored 83 percent. According to Euro NCAP, the Swift’s passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test, offering good protection of the knees and femurs for the driver and passenger.
Meanwhile, the full-width rigid barrier test showed that the Swift offers marginal chest protection, although protection of critical body areas was considered by Euro NCAP as good or adequate. In case of rear-end collision, Euro NCAP noted that the front seats and head restraints offer good protection against whiplash injuries while the rear seats provide poor protection.Read the entire article Euro NCAP gives 3 stars to 2017 Suzuki Swift; optional package ups safety rating to 4 stars
BMW is well known for its premium aesthetic releases and a compelling performance in the upper mid category. And now it can add another achievement to its long list of successes: the German automotive company's latest BMW 5 Series (G30) bagged a 5-star rating safety in the Euro NCAP Crash Test, securing a solid 81% overall score.
The midsize sedan got an impressive 91 percent rating in adult occupant safety, while getting a splendid 85 percent in the child occupant safety. The premium car also bagged an 81 percent rating in the pedestrian safety evaluation. The impressive performance of BMW gained the respect of the Euro NCAP body, which remarked that the sixth-generation model series' performance in the pedestrian safety assessment was remarkable due to its classic active hood and "Person Warning" setup that has a city braking duty.
Euro NCAP also lauded the BMW 5 series' autonomous breaking tech and remarked that it was effective in guiding the driver dodge a crash with another vehicle or a pedestrian. With its superior results on vehicle occupant protection made for children and adults, standard safety features and pedestrian protection, the BMW 5 series automatically clinched the top spot within its segment. Furthermore, it is now considered as the 1st BMW vehicle series to obtain a perfect score on the Euro NCAP crash test rating for its impressive safety features.Read the entire article 2017 BMW 5-Series (G30) bags impressive 5 stars in the Euro NCAP Crash Test
The new Ford Mustang muscle car looks menacing and is surely quick and fast. But it seems its European version isn’t as safe as the pony car intended for the United States. This was recently revealed in the latest crash tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
Euro NCAP has already commenced subjecting new vehicles to its 2017 test regime. Among the first vehicles to undergo crash tests were the Euro-spec Mustang as well as the new Volvo S90 and V90. While the Volvo S90 and V90 were both impressive, the Euro-spec 2017 Ford Mustang was a disappointment. According to Euro NCAP, both the Volvo S90 and V90 – with maximum five-star ratings -- were able to exceed the best overall test scores of any model subjected to crash tests in 2016. Euro NCAP attributed these ratings to the fact the Volvo S90 and V90 are fitted – as standard -- with autonomous emergency braking for cars and pedestrians and are offering lane and speed assistance. In addition, the S90 and V90 are now two of the best three Euro NCAP scores. Interestingly, the third one was also a Volvo.
As for the Euro-spec Ford Mustang – in its pre-facelift version – the pony car just managed to earn a dismal two-star rating. This was a far cry from the five-star rating that its American version received from the New Car Assessment Program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration years ago. In addition, the American-spec 2017 Ford Mustang managed to earn satisfying ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which gave the pony car an "acceptable" rating in the small overlap front test, and a "good" rating in the moderate overlap front, side head restraints & seats, and roof strength tests.Read the entire article 2017 Ford Mustang gets only two stars in Euro NCAP’s crash tests
You can’t accuse Toyota of being boring. This is particularly true when it unveiled its new Toyota C-HR at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Its design was both innovative and stunning, and was a definitive cross between a coupe and a SUV. Well, that is what its name really means, as C-HR stands for Coupe-High Rider.
Barely a month after commencing sales of the new Toyota C-HR in Japan, the carmaker is showcasing a pair of new C-HR compact crossovers at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, both dressed by Toyota’s in-house performance and racing tuner, Toyota Racing Development or simply known as TRD. To note, this was not the first time that an in-house tuner at Toyota gave the C-HR a new perspective. If you could remember, Modellista, Toyota’s design division also unveiled new body kits for the new Toyota C-HR crossover -- the “Elegant Ice Style” and “Boost Impulse Style” packages. These packages bring out the elegant and chic character of the new Toyota C-HR.
Of course, TRD won’t be silent regarding Toyota’s latest creation. Just like Modellista, TRD is also offering two styling kits for the C-HR, both aimed at making the crossover look more aggressive and dynamic on the road. These two distinct styling kits -- the “Extreme Style” and “Aggressive Style” design packages – don’t touch the power setup for the new Toyota C-HR. What all these body kits accomplished was to make the new C-HR look more menacing, although the compact crossover already sports an aggressive appearance.Read the entire article TRD creates menacing body kits for new Toyota C-HR compact crossover
Shortly after launching the latest Toyota crossover, the brand’s in house tuners have also come out with a range of custom upgrades. One of them is Modellista, Toyota’s design division, which offers new body kits for the new C-HR. The distinctively shaped body comes with its “Elegant Ice Style” and “Boost Impulse Style” packages.
All things considered, Modellista has kept the new Toyota C-HR’s drivetrain as with its usual design protocol. In that case, the C-HR is packed with the same 85kW over 185 Nm, 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
In line with this, Toyota TRD has also released its own tuning package. The TRD offers two distinct styling kits, which includes the “Extreme Style” and “Aggressive Style” design upgrades. The new C-HR styling kits are currently available in Japan.Read the entire article Toyota C-HR sizzles with Modellista body kit
The new Toyota C-HR has been unmasked at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, providing a fresh definition of what a crossover should be in terms of design, powertrain and dynamics. Underpinned by a platform based on the flexible TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), the new C-HR is the result of Akio Toyoda's resolve to allow greater design freedom and determination to promote engineering creativity.
Thus, Toyota was able to come up with a mid-sized crossover that stays true to the general features of the concept-cars that the carmaker unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2014 and at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015.
In fact, the C-HR features coupe-like that attest to the determination of its designers to come up with a design that is distinct from other Toyota vehicles and to set up a new styling direction in the mid-sized crossover segment that is not only sensual but also dynamic.Read the entire article 2016 Geneva Motor Show: 2017 Toyota C-HR crossover production model is launched
Safety is a top priority for Renault's new Mégane small family car. That is why it was given a five-star rating from Euro NCAP. After all, it is underpinned by Renault's Common Module Family (CMF) platform that also underpins the Kadjar crossover.
This CMF platform employs high elastic limit steel for the spars and side rails as well as cross members located between the engine compartment and the cabin. To illustrate the strength of this limit steel, just a square millimeter could bear a load of 120 kg.
Moreover, this platform allows the integration of operative occupant restraint systems like dual-generator front airbags. These airbags – which deploy according to the type of impact as well as according to the position of the vehicle occupant – have allowed the new Mégane to receive high scores in terms of both adult and child protection.Read the entire article 2016 Renault Megane receives 5-star rating from Euro NCAP for its safety features
The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded the new Subaru Outback (2.0D 'EyeSight', LHD, European specifications) with the highest five-star rating for its 2014 overall safety performance test. According to the European unit of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Subaru Europe, new Outback managed to receive high scores in all four key areas: adult occupant protection (85%); child occupant protection (87%); pedestrian protection (70%); and safety assist.
The Outback also scored maximum points in the side impact barrier test, with good protection of all critical body areas. Subaru Europe also disclosed the Euro NCAP tests on the front seats and head restraints as well as a geometric assessment of the rear restraints indicated good protection against whiplash injuries on rear-end collision.
The Outback also managed to score max points for its protection of the 18-month dummy in the dynamic crash tests. Likewise, the bumper of the Outback was found to be able to provide good protection to pedestrians' legs in all tested areas.Read the entire article 2015 Subaru Outback gains five-star rating from Euro NCAP
Volkswagen’s 2015 Passat (B8) follows its predecessor when it comes to safety as the new model managed to receive the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. The overall safety rating of 5 stars for the new Passat is composed of the results obtained by the vehicle in four sub-areas: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and security support.
According to the press release, the occupant protection for adults include a head-on crash test against an aluminum barrier at 64 km/h and 40% overlap, as well as a side impact at 50 km/h in the vehicle structure and a pole side impact at 29 km/h.
The new Passat managed to receive 85 percent of the maximum rating. During the tests in the important area of child protection, the Passat reached over 87 percent of the maximum rating thanks to the standard Isofix and top tether child seat anchors.Read the entire article 2015 VW Passat (B8) receives the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests
Toyota is getting ready to introduce a production version of the C-HR Concept, which would be targeted towards urban buyers seeking an edgier offering than the RAV4. Toyota unveiled the C-HR concept at the recently 2014 Paris Motor Show. According to Toyota Europe sales chief Karl Schlicht, while the production version of the C-HR "would be a size below the RAV4," it would still be considered a C-compact segment crossover.
The C-HR is 4350mm long and 1500mm tall, slotting it in between the Auris compact hatchback and the RAV4 compact SUV. Schlicht remarked at the sidelines of the show that the target buyers for the C-HR are quite different from those for the RAV-4.
Toyota said in a statement that C-HR concept has the “essential combination” of compact packaging and agility required by customers having active, urban lifestyles. It was powered by a new gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that provides much improved fuel efficiency.Read the entire article Toyota will target urban buyers with production version of C-HR Concept
Thanks to the warm reception that original Toyota C-HR Concept got at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the carmaker’s designers were heavily inspired to create a second iteration. The second Toyota C-HR Concept is a five-door design study that provides a glimpse of the looks of the final version of the compact crossover that has been confirmed for production. Featuring a more refined execution, Honda designed the new C-HR Concept to measure responses from certain target customer groups, whose feedback would allow project designers and engineers to refine the concept and create the final production.
Marked as design study for a stylish, lightweight yet dynamic hybrid crossover, the new C-HR Concept is expected to distinguish itself from the crowd. It is the next realization of a promise by Akio Toyoda to build better cars that bring the fun back to driving.
The Toyota C-HR Concept is essentially positioned between the B-SUV and C-SUV segments. With its compact dimensions suitable to urban driving, the new C-HR Concept delivers superb agility and flexible packaging. Toyota has the new C-HR Concept underpinned by a new platform -- the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) – to ensure that it caters to demands for superior handling and controllability. It employs a new, advanced, full-hybrid powertrain that delivers an engaging driving experience suitable for the present traffic conditions, as well as excellent levels of efficiency.Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show: Toyota C-HR Concept previews a new C-segment crossover [Live Photos]
After this weekend’s leaked photos, Toyota officially released the first images with its brand new C-HR Concept that will be introduced next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. According to the Japanese carmaker, the C-HR represents a vision for a hybrid compact crossover that will display a new design language.
The C-HR Concept introduces a new diamond styling theme with sculpted lower bodywork and a flowing cabin profile. The front end also marks a development of the current design cues featured on Toyota vehicles and previews the future direction.
Seen from the side, the vehicle shows muscular wheel arches and angular rear shoulders, while at the rear the aero-inspired floating taillamps add further emphasis. We already told you that the C-HR Concept previews the production version of the Auris Cross or the crossover version of the popular Auris.Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show Preview: Toyota shows first official photos with C-HR Concept
Toyota already teased the C-HR Concept and told us that it will bring it next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but the vehicle already showed up on the Web today. According to Toyota, the C-HR combined a new design language with the engaging driving experience as well as a hybrid powertrain.
No details are available but we expect this vehicle to preview the upcoming Auris Cross also known as the crossover version of the Auris. If it will keep its impressive design in the production version, the Auris Cross is expected to take on cars such as the Renault Captur and the Nissan Juke.
Moreover, the production version could be powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 130 hp but the Japanese manufacturer will also offer a hybrid version, which will use the well-known 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine that powers the Auris Hybrid.Read the entire article Leaked: Toyota C-HR Concept
Toyota officially revealed today the first teaser of the C-HR Concept, its new vehicle that will be introduced next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. According to the Japanese carmaker, the C-HR Concept promises to combine a new design language with an engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain.
No other details are available but we suspect that the new vehicle previews the upcoming Auris Cross a.k.a. a crossover version of the popular Auris.
According to previous reports, the Auris Cross is expected to be powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 130 hp but Toyota will also offer a hybrid version that will use the 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine found on the Auris Hybrid.Read the entire article Toyota C-HR Concept teased for the first time ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show
Euro NCAP has awarded a five-star rating to the all-new Nissan Qashqai, thanks to a number of new and innovative safety features that helped it pass all tests. On front impact tests, the Qashqai’s passenger compartment remained stable, with dummy readings indicating good protection for both the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger.
The driver dummy also got maximum scores, with good protection of all body regions. The Qashqai also scored maximum points in the side barrier test, with all body parts well protected. The new Qashqai also aced the Child Occupant tests.
According to readings from the child dummies used in the dynamic tests, the vehicle got maximum scores for its protection of an 18-month old infant.Read the entire article Euro NCAP awards 5 stars to all-new 2014 Nissan Qashqai
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