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2011 Kia Sorento side test

2011 Kia Sorento built after March 2010 with standard side airbags 31 mph side test Overall evaluation: Good Full rating at www.iihs.org

► 2011 Kia Sportage – CRASH TEST – Frontal impact

The all-new 2011 Sportage CUV has been recognized as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the small SUV category when built after March 2010. Arriving in Kia showrooms now, Sportage received the organization’s top honor by earning “Good” ratings — the highest achievable — in frontal, side, rear and rollover impact crash safety tests. More Crash Test on www.youcarpress.com

2011 Hyundai ix55. Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour.

2011 Hyundai ix55. Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour.

2011 Hyundai ix55. Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour. The official date of unveiling in South Korea was October 12, 2006, and was made available in the United States as a 2007 model. The Veracruz went on sale in March 2007 and is Hyundai’s largest crossover SUV. It replaced the truck-based Terracan that was sold worldwide except for North America. The Veracruz is built on a Hyundai SantaFe platform. The revamped Veracruz in 2011 will be on the same platform as the Kia Sorento. The Veracruz gets its name from a state in Mexico, continuing the Western theme from the small Tucson SUV and mid-size Santa Fe SUV. Powering the Veracruz is a 3.8 L 263 hp (196 kW) V6 engine with an Aisin sourced 6-speed Shiftronic Automatic transmission. In Europe was sold only with 3.0 L CRDI V6 diesel S-Line engine with Variable geometry turbocharger and 240 hp (180 kW).[4] In 2008, the Veracruz was also sold in some European countries as the ix55. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) said crash results indicated, “… a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity” which is the highest result possible. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found similar results when they tested the Veracruz, awarding it five stars after its frontal crash test for both passenger and driver and in the side impact event. On November 15, 2007 the IIHS declared Veracruz vehicles built after August 2007 a Best Safety Pick for side, rear, and frontal impact

Roadfly.com – 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Road Test & Review

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets an all-new 290-horsepower 3.6-liter V6. It’s much more powerful and fuel-efficient than the previous generation V6. A 360-hp V8 is still available if MPG is no object. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-passenger midsize SUV that comes in Laredo, Limited and Overland trims. Each is available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard. Fuel economy with four-wheel drive is an estimated 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. Cool features include the drive-mode selector, ride height adjustments, and remote start. Host: Ross Rapoport Roadfly.com – www.roadfly.com Car Forum – http RoadflyTV – www.youtube.com Facebook – www.facebook.com Twitter – twitter.com

► Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid 2011

More news and videos on www.youcarpress.com [01-Apr-2010] Exactly 110 years after Ferdinand Porsche developed the world’s first car with hybrid drive, Porsche continues to demonstrate its hybrid expertise during press days at the 2010 New York International Auto Show with the only US appearance of the 911 GT3 R the world’s first hybrid race car, and the all-new Cayenne S Hybrid SUV.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the only large SUV to earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

www.eurocarnews.com – Though the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does not normally evaluate large SUV’s VW requested their newly redesigned Volkswagen Touareg be put through the standard battery of crash test scenarios. The IIHS was happy to oblige and the results showed that the Volkswagen Touareg is the only large SUV to earn TOP SAFETY PICK for 2011.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Crashing New Mercedes M Class SUV Destroyed Euro Auto Safety Quality Testing 2011

Crashing New Mercedes M Class SUV Destroyed Euro Auto Safety Quality Testing 2011

Crashing New Mercedes M Class SUV Destroyed Euro Auto Safety Quality Testing 2011 Euro Crash Test 2011 Auto News SBARTSTV GLOBAL NEWS RARE NEW BREAKING NEWS VIDEO Crash Test 2011 Auto News Drifting and Crash Testing Swerve Evasive Auto Testing Euro Safety Testing 2011 News Euro Auto Safety Accident Tests 2011 Car European Auto Safety Testing 2011 News New Crash Test Video Amazing Car European Auto Safety Testing 2011 News Video provided to us Courtesy Euro NCAP. Euro NCAP announces the results for twelve new vehicles. This month’s top scorers with five stars are the Audi Q3, BMW 1 Series, Chevrolet Captiva, Fiat Freemont, Ford Ranger, Hyundai Veloster, Mercedes M-Class, Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, Lancia Thema and Toyota Yaris. The Lancia Voyager was awarded four stars. The most remarkable result this month is the Ford Ranger, the first pickup to achieve a five star rating, with impressive scores in all areas of Euro NCAP’s assessments. This third generation model was designed and engineered by Ford Australia and marks a significant improvement over the 2 star adult occupant rating of the previous Ranger in 2008. In particular, the Ranger’s 81% pedestrian score is the highest score recorded for pick-ups tested by Euro NCAP so far and therefore sets a new standard in this area.