Lutz Calls For Three-Year NHTSA Crash Testing Moratorium

In a conversation with WardsAuto.com, GM vice-chairman and product czar Bob Lutz » 9/03/08 3:15pm 9/03/08 3:15pm stated his desire for at least a three-year suspension of US frontal and side-impact crash testing standards. Said Lutz, “In Europe, the crash-test procedures are different than in the U.S., so the tests are different. If our government…

Renault Celebrates 5-Star NCAP Crash Testing...By Crashing Some Cars

Crashing some cars totally seems like a good way to celebrate an all-lineup five-star showing in NCAP frontal testing, and we're glad to see Renault's got the guts to do it. This German commercial for the French automaker's a great example of why ballet is best viewed when performed by cars, and why we love to see… » 9/28/07 1:00pm 9/28/07 1:00pm

Brilliance BC3 Turbo Coupe Coming To China For $15,000

Brilliance, the automaker most recently associated with crashtastic Euro NCAP testing, plans to release the BC3 coupe shown at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year. First Brilliance plans to drop the 170 HP turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder two-door in the local market this year, Europe in 2008 and perhaps even… » 9/28/07 9:15am 9/28/07 9:15am

Uh Oh, Aveo: Europe's NCAP Calls Out Three-Star-Safe Chevy for Poor Front Crash Performance

According to Europe's car-safety gurus, NCAP, the Chevrolet Aveo is a safe car, as long as you don't hit anything head-on. Then, it turns into the most economical enabler of catastrophic chest compression you can buy. Singled out as having an "unacceptably high risk of life-threatening injury to the driver s chest,"… » 3/13/06 3:30pm 3/13/06 3:30pm