Tweet TweetOne of the most important features when buying a car is its safety. Euro NCAP, the main crash test organization revealed recently a list with the safest cars in 2015. Everybody heard about Euro NCAP, but how much of us know what it really is? Back in 1977, in U.S. had been introduced a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Twenty years later, the Europeans have founded Euro NCAP, which was based on the American programme. Of course, it’s not the only crash-test programme in the world: the Chinese have C-NCAP, the Australians – ANCAP, the Latino-Americans – Latin NCAP and the Russians have ARCAP. But it is probably the most important of them, as it is backed by the European Commission, many European governments and some of the most important motoring organizations. In 2015, more than 40 consumer cars had been tested. The safest car in 2015 proved to be Volvo XC 90. It managed to obtain a 97% score for the adult occupant. In the Large Off-Road category, it had … [Read more...] about Safest Cars In 2015: Euro NCAP Results
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The sense of disappointment at Toyota at the end of the opening leg of the 2018 running of Rally de Portugal was palpable. It was hard to escape the impression that Toyota’s title ambitions, which had appeared unnervingly unstoppable earlier in the month in Argentina, had been well and truly de-railed by the morning’s drama, with both Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala out of action, the former for the remainder of the rally. Here’s how the drama unfolded on the Iberian Peninsula. 2018 Vodafone Rally de Portugal – Friday Friday is one of those days which will doubtless be remembered fondly long after the dust has settled and the World Rally Championship circus has de-camped, though not by those in Toyota overalls. Yet it all started so promisingly, Ott Tanak leading the charge after an impressive performance on theThursday night super special stage, a blast around Portugal’s Rallycross track. The wheels came off of the Estonian’s charge just 5km into … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: 2018 Vodafone Rally de Portugal
Thierry Neuville survived an attritional day two to lead WRC Rally Portugal by 17.7 seconds ahead of M-Sport Ford‘s Elfyn Evans, while championship leader Sébastien Ogier retired after crashing out in stage five. Ogier’s dramatic accident highlighted an enthralling first full day in Southern Europe, as Neuville and Hyundai ended the day on top and in prime position to snatch the initiative in an unpredictable drivers’ title race. Having reignited his championship hopes with victory in Argentina, the fast-starting Ott Tanak scuppered his chances of consecutive wins after thumping a rock and fatally damaging his Toyota Yaris‘ cooling system during SS2 – prematurely ending his rally and handing top spot to the returning Hayden Paddon. Toyota’s misery was compounded a stage later as the luckless Jari-Matti Latvala stopped with irreparable suspension damage as Tommi Makkinen‘s squad lost both their big-hitters in the space of a few minutes. … [Read more...] about 2018 VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL: Neuville Leads After Day of Drama
Trent Nikolic: Traditionally, boxing’s heavyweight division is the one that gets the most attention. Something to do with the big boys and their savage, one-punch-knockout power. Middleweight, however, has always been the glamour division. With fast, nimble, deceptive all-rounders – it’s the division the purists love to watch. Hagler, Hearns, Jones Jnr, De La Hoya, Trinidad, Hopkins, and more recently Golovkin. The list of former greats reads like a Who’s Who of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time. In the automotive world’s hot-hatch division, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the reigning all-rounder king. Not always the fastest, not always the most dynamic at the circa-$40,000 price band – yet capable of throwing punches in bunches with its unrivalled blend of fun and finesse to accumulating points in every round to gradually wear down rivals. Plenty have tried to steal its belt, and plenty have failed. Yet now comes a fresh … [Read more...] about 2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison
HITS Wow, Tata! The Tata pavilion at the Auto Expo 2018 had everyone in awe. It was not just because of the new H5X and the 45X concepts, but also because of cars like the Tigor and Tiago JTP (Jayem Tata Performance), the Tigor and Tiago EVs, the Nexon AMT and Aero, and the Racemo and the Racemo+, apart from their current lineup of cars. The best part about almost all of the cars shown was that these were either in production, or close to it.Also Read: All about the new exciting H5X SUVThe H5X SUV concept took the cake though; the Impact Design 2.0 language, seen for the first time on a Tata product, made for an exciting looking SUV. Considering how Tata’s recent launches have been close to their concepts, in terms of design, the H5X’ production version could look quite nice!Also Read: Tata Nexon AMT shown at Auto Expo Maruti deals a Swift blow Maruti was the only major manufacturer to hold an event on the second day of the Auto Expo 2018. It used that … [Read more...] about Hits And Misses Of The Auto Expo 2018
Auto Expo 2018 is just days away and Ford decided to unveil its Ford Figo facelift after months of testing. The hatchback’s competition ,the Maruti Swift is nearing its launch and is also much more competitive product. Ford has changed what it had to make its product appealing. Today, the Figo facelift is out worlwide and we have details that Ford has sent to us. Big, flat and imposing grille at the front with chrome inspiration and honeycomb mesh is clearly making it stand out as a facelift. New alloy wheels, tweaks to the front bumper are on offer. The rear and side profile see no change whatsoever and continue to be appealing.Big change includes a brand new touch screen that will make from the Ecosport facelift to this hatchback and its sedan sibling. Black interior with subtle changes to the roof and seats will make it stand out and refresh the cabin which is the need of the day for the current Figo on sale. Automatic climate control, sync3 with apple car play and android … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Figo Facelift Unveiled – Subtle Changes Inside Out Seen – Maruti Swift Beware!
The first round of the WRC Esports Championship is in the books. Mirroring the real life discipline, the first event on the calendar was a trip to the Monte Carlo rally. A nightmare of snow and ice, it certainly tests drivers and players alike straight from the off.I’d just like to precede the following breakdown of the event with a dire truth. I absolutely hate the Monte Carlo rally. It doesn’t matter what game it appears in, Carlo always breaks my spirit. With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s break down the inaugural round of the WRC Esports Championship and how I basically secured that prized Hyundai i20. For each round in the WRC Esports Championship, I will be putting in a single attempt after practice in the game’s other modes. This means that a collision or crash is not a reason to reset and my initial placement is final. Monte Carlo Stage 1: Luceram – Col St Roch Special StageThe Esports gods at Kylotonn made the good decision for … [Read more...] about WRC Esports Championship Round 1 Recap: Middling at Monte Carlo