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A mass-market label doesn't necessarily mean a car is any less safe than its more premium counterparts. Toyota-which is one of the most attainable brands in the Philippine market-is proof of this.Most of the Japanese carmaker's
This is one sturdy sedan
The ASEAN NCAP crash test results of the all-new Toyota Camry are in, and the Japanese executive sedan passed with flying colors.The Camry finished testing with a total adult occupant protection score of 35.31 points. That's 15.31
How have the NCAP tests changed over the years
It isn't for the purposes of adolescent glee that the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) flings perfectly good cars at exceptionally solid objects, and vice-versa. Over the past two decades, car-crash fatalities have dropped from around 60,000 a
Safety should always be a priority
It's safe to say that many of those who opt for midsize SUVs are family-oriented buyers. It makes sense, right? After years squeezing your family into a humble compact sedan, isn't it finally time to move up to a
Suzuki and Mitsubishi achieve 5-star results, too
The National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims' Aid has announced the latest results of the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP), and Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota, Honda, and Suzuki all drove away with impressive ratings.The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was awarded a
Let's try to decipher the stars
Euro NCAP has just released its latest round of results, including those for the upcoming Suzuki Jimny. And while bigger, more expensive cars like the VW Touareg earned their expected five stars, the Jimny's three star performance is a tad disappointing.
A word from the manufacturers
Yesterday, we reported on the performances of the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee in the recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) passenger-side small overlap test. Both vehicles received poor ratings from the organization for that particular crash test.We
In a test designed to test the passenger side
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US recently put eight SUVs through a passenger-side small overlap test. This is when the front corner of the car hits another object, which in the real world would be something like
Planning to buy one?
The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has released the Xpander's crash test results, and they're "adequate."Mitsubishi's upcoming seven-seat MPV (which is now available for reservation, by the way) drove away with an
This should be good news for many motorists
The results of the latest ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP) crash tests are in, and two locally available Toyota models came out with top marks.Both the Vios and Yaris received five-star ASEAN NCAP ratings, finishing with 44.70
Not so good, apparently
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Apparently, Lego cars are extremely unsafe. Good God. How on earth could Porsche let such a death trap loose on our roads? If this
Well, would you look at that
The current variant of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport recently underwent the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (ASEAN NCAP) crash test, and it received top ranks on all fronts.The Montero Sport received a 15.29 score out of 16.00
Do you own any of these cars?
The rainy season has officially arrived, and along with it an increase in the number of vehicular accidents. Sure, you can drive with care. But at the end of the day, you can only do so much to keep yourself and your
For the benefit of backseat passengers
Every new vehicle that has been produced in the modern times has been subjected to various crash tests. These are designed to see just how the vehicle and, more important, its occupants will survive in a severe mishap. And the one that
Along with Honda HR-V and Audi Q7
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) recently bestowed a five-star safety rating on the Pajero Sport (Montero Sport in our market), along with two other SUVs. These are the Honda HR-V and the more upscale Audi Q7.According to
A Jazz and a CR-V ram into each other
Among the many activities Honda Cars Philippines arranged for us over a long Tokyo Motor Show itinerary, one event was particularly memorable. At Honda's Tochigi grounds is a special facility built specifically for crash testing, and we were there to witness
The kids didn't take much convincing
We're willing to bet that more than a handful of our readers have experienced an on-road collision at one point or another. Hopefully, you had your seatbelts on when you did, because it doesn't take much of a hit
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From 39 vehicles in 2014, 71 vehicles have been given the Top Safety Pick and the Top Safety Pick+ awards for 2015 by the United States' Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.To be eligible for the Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle
As car's structure collapses in test
If you've been praying for the Datsun Go to reach our shores, this bit of news might douse your desire with cold water. In the recent Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP) report, the Go received a zero-star safety
Proof performance cars can be very safe
Both the all-new Subaru WRX and WRX STI earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for the cars' good performance in each of the organization's crash tests, including the small overlap front test.According to
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