The Truth About Cars » NCAP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Vellum Venom Vignette: Protect Me From What I Want http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/vellum-venom-vignette-protect-want/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/vellum-venom-vignette-protect-want/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236633   Lowell writes: Sajeev, I thought you might know: What’s up with so many recent cars incorporating an oversized, black plastic, gaping maw in place of what’s been normal-sized grilles on cars? Lexus comes to mind first, with a visage that any Predator could love. But also, Hyundai Veloster, the revamped Yaris, various Audis, and […]

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  Lowell writes: Sajeev, I thought you might know: What’s up with so many recent cars incorporating an oversized, black plastic, gaping maw in place of what’s been normal-sized grilles on cars? Lexus comes to mind first, with a visage that any Predator could love. But also, Hyundai Veloster, the revamped Yaris, various Audis, and […]

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NCAP Crash Tests Will Only Give 5-Star Scores To Vehicles With Autobrake Systems http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/ncap-crash-tests-will-only-give-5-star-scores-to-vehicles-with-autobrake-systems/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/ncap-crash-tests-will-only-give-5-star-scores-to-vehicles-with-autobrake-systems/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:53:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448807 Starting in 2014, cars will require an autobrake system, such as Volvo’s CitySafety technology, to achieve a five-star rating on the NCAP crash test. Euro NCAP secretary general Michiel van Ratingen told AutoExpress that he expected all new cars sold in Europe to have such a system by 2017. Van Ratingen is hoping to halve […]

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Starting in 2014, cars will require an autobrake system, such as Volvo’s CitySafety technology, to achieve a five-star rating on the NCAP crash test. Euro NCAP secretary general Michiel van Ratingen told AutoExpress that he expected all new cars sold in Europe to have such a system by 2017. Van Ratingen is hoping to halve […]

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Are You Safer In A Geely Emgrand, A Fiat Panda, A Jeep Grand Cherokee Or A Jaguar XF? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/are-you-safer-in-a-geely-emgrand-a-fiat-panda-a-jeep-grand-cherokee-or-a-jaguar-xf/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/are-you-safer-in-a-geely-emgrand-a-fiat-panda-a-jeep-grand-cherokee-or-a-jaguar-xf/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:20:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419712 Ask a Westerner what he or she thinks of Chinese cars, and the answer will be predictable: unsafe. Thanks to China’s slower crash test speeds and low-cost manufacturing, Chinese cars have largely not met global safety standards, and Youtube videos have long cemented the impression that Chinese cars are fundamentally unsafe. But as with any […]

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Ask a Westerner what he or she thinks of Chinese cars, and the answer will be predictable: unsafe. Thanks to China’s slower crash test speeds and low-cost manufacturing, Chinese cars have largely not met global safety standards, and Youtube videos have long cemented the impression that Chinese cars are fundamentally unsafe. But as with any […]

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China To Improve Crash Test Standards… And Not A Moment Too Soon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/china-to-improve-crash-test-standards-and-not-a-moment-too-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/china-to-improve-crash-test-standards-and-not-a-moment-too-soon/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:01:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415236 Chinese automakers are delaying exports to Europe and the US until after 2015, largely because they admit their products aren’t “ready for primetime.” And few issues demonstrate that fact as well as the scandalous crash test videos that have defined internet perceptions of Chinese cars for years now. But with even more recent Chinese export-intenders […]

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Chinese automakers are delaying exports to Europe and the US until after 2015, largely because they admit their products aren’t “ready for primetime.” And few issues demonstrate that fact as well as the scandalous crash test videos that have defined internet perceptions of Chinese cars for years now. But with even more recent Chinese export-intenders […]

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