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Small Overlap Test 2013 The small SUVs

The Front Small Overlap Test (safety test from IIHS – Crash Testing & Highway Safety), simulating an impact with a tree, makes that big names from the compact SUVs family to fail: BMW X1, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 – behaving poorly, while Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi ASX have passed the test with flying ...

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What does the future hold for diesel engines?

For years the diesel engine has lived in the shadow of its cleaner-cut petrol cousin. While diesel boasts the more fuel efficient engine, it has had to bear the image of being a dirtier, noisier and higher polluting technology. However, with gradual development, diesel engines continue to make their mark on the passenger car market. Fuel efficiency and technological development ...

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Qoros Set to Unveil Three Models at Geneva 2013

You’d be forgiven for not knowing who Qoros are, or where they come from. That’s because the Chinese company is only just five years old, the brand was only established in 2011, and has not yet put a car on sale. This is all about to change however, with the company ready to display three brand new cars at the ...

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Vauxhall Mokka

Vauxhall Mokka – Full details and Official pictures

Vauxhall Mokka was officially presented at Geneva Motor Show, and represents a totally unknown segment for the Germans. Opel becomes the first German manufacturer that dares to enter the sub-compact SUV segment. The new Vauxhall Mokka model has five seats and can be ordered in both four-wheel drive versions, as well as versions with front-wheel drive. Customers are provided with ...

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A short history of car safety

When cars were first invented back in the 1880s, they would have been unrecognisable to modern drivers. Three-wheeled, without indicators or air-conditioning and for at least the first 15 years, without any brakes. Today, it would be unthinkable to step into a vehicle without airbags, cushioned interiors, headrests and well-designed children’s safety car seats , but the level of car ...

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