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Mercedes-Benz unveils the future of safety: ESF 2019
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5 days ago
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Mercedes-Benz unveils the future of safety: ESF 2019

Safety isn't really a sexy thing. But it's something we take for granted, despite the fact safety features have led to a progressive reduction in road fatalities over previous decades (although, some think it has more to do with speed cameras).
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Euro NCAP: Evoque scores five stars, C5 Aircross gets four
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11th Apr 2019
2 min read

Euro NCAP: Evoque scores five stars, C5 Aircross gets four

The latest scores from Euro NCAP crash testing have been revealed, with the new-generation Range Rover Evoque wearing a five-star rating, while the Citroen C5 Aircross only managed four stars in its standard form. Starting with the Rangie, the British SUV scored an impressive 94% for adult occupant protection, while the child occupant, vulnerable road user and safety assist scores were 87%, 72% and 73% respectively.
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How to reduce your insurance premium by buying a safer car
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2nd Apr 2019
2 min read

How to reduce your insurance premium by buying a safer car

Buying a new car can be fun, but paying all the costs associated with owning a new car certainly isn't. In addition to registration and fuel, insurance is an ongoing cost you can't shake. Some insurers are taking advantage of crash-reducing safety features now standard or optional on a range of new vehicles as a carrot to bring in customers keen to reduce their insurance premiums.
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BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing
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25th Feb 2019
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BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing

The BMW X1 has completely flunked pedestrian autonomous emergency braking testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). So poor was its performance, the littlest BMW crossover was the only vehicle to not be rated in a test of 11 compact SUVs. The second-worst rated car was the Mitsubishi Outlander, while the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo XC40 took top ratings.
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2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with three-star safety score
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23rd Jan 2019
3 min read

2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with three-star safety score

The new Suzuki Jimny has been hit with a “below average” three-star rating by Australia’s peak automotive safety body - matching the poor score issued by European authorities. Testing found “structural weaknesses” in the body, the crash-test dummy head “bottomed out” through the airbag and struck the steering wheel, and there were shortcomings with the safety assistance technology.
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