January 30, 2023
Isuzu Other News

Why Trucks are Safer than Ever

Thirty years ago, you might have been warned not to buy a truck unless you literally couldn’t do without it. The worse safety ratings were the trade-off for the power, strength and capacity the truck provided. What many don’t realize is that trucks have been advancing in terms of safety as fast and sometimes faster […]

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Cadillac

2013 Cadillac ATS gets perfect safety rating

On to the boring side of the car industry, we have news from the NHTSA who’ve just tested one of the highlights of automotive launches in 2012. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was sent through some fairly stressful moments in order to achieve its safety rating. You could say these were not the boring bits. Making […]

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VW

Volkswagen Beetle gets recall for airbag issue

The NHTSA announces that while the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle is quite a great car, there is a problem with some safety aspects on it. While they don’t mind the retro aspect and the all the hippie/hipster halo around it, the American authority drew the line at airbag issues. On the models which are listed as […]

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VW

Volkswagen Kombi production finally ends

Volkswagen is a company that was built on the Beetle. Though it is still built today, that’s a new version that has nothing to do with the original car. The one designed back in the days before the second World War, was killed off back in 2003, not very long after the hitting of a […]

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Nissan

2013 Nissan Altima gets five star safety rating

The NHTSA is the sort of authority that keeps itself busy doing all sorts of things, most of which we approve of for our safety and some which are simply annoying. They do get their fair share of pats on the back, particularly for stuff like these crash tests. They’re cool because of the resulting […]

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Suzuki

2013 facelift for the Suzuki Grand Vitara

The Suzuki Grand Vitara, or rather the previous versions of the off-roader have a fairly interesting reputation, but not this one. Renown for achieving some of the lowest and most awful scores in pedestrian safety, the Vitara has been a bit of a punchline. Hopefully, the newly created facelift for 2013 will put the Suzuki […]

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Mazda

2013 facelift for the Mazda MX-5 unveiled

And the iconic Mazda MX-5 Japanese sports car lives on as Mazda announce their new facelift for the car that kept the roadster bug infecting people. With this update, Mazda took the refreshing wand to both the soft and hardtop versions of the MX-5 (or Miata as some may now it). For the moment, the […]

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Ford

2013 Ford Mondeo spied in Europe

Though it’s not exactly a surprise, the next generation of the Ford Mondeo was spied in Europe wearing the newly designed skin of the 2013 Fusion. In shifting over from the United States to Europe, the exterior look of the sedan has remained pretty much untouched but the interior and engines haven gone through a […]

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Hyundai

2012 Hyundai Azera’s safety is IIHS approved

The American authorities are well known for the amount of stress they can put on a car’s safety or fuel economy levels. This is actually a problem for some manufacturers. Not for the Koreans at Hyundai though. They’ve actually got some great news, their 2012 Azera sedan got its seal of approval from the IIHS. […]

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Cadillac

Cadillac SRX gets 2013 mild update

Cadillac’s presence at the New York Motor Show is bound to be mildly disappointing. Unless they’re cooking up some special treat, they don’t seem to have anything “major” to showoff there. One of their presences at the show will be the 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover. It’s a very nice car but a mild facelift isn’t […]

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Chevrolet General Motors Videos

GM gives Chevrolet Volt “a free upgrade”

General Motors have a bit of an announcement to make regarding their range extended electric vehicle protege, the Chevrolet Volt. At this point it’s very important to remember that this is not a recall, there’s no NHTSA order and that GM are very careful with the press release. For what it’s worth, the company isn’t […]

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Subaru

Subaru Forester gets a sizable safety recall

The watchdog that is the NHTSA has started growling at the Japanese at Subaru over some things they may have overseen in one of their cars. The vehicle in question is the Subaru Forester and the problem it has revolves around the rear seat belts. We all know just what can happen when an official […]

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VW

2012 Volkswagen Up! gets Euro NCAP award and GT version

Constantly on the trend of what the market desire is, Volkswagen created the 2012 Up!, a small car that’s fuel efficient, cheap and town worthy. Since the model is recently unveiled, there’s plenty of stuff to know about the 2012 VW Up! to find out yet. The most recent of which is, incredibly, coming in […]

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Pontiac

Pontiac G8 to be hit by recall hammer

Hope is still out there and of all the news ever to come about over a defunct car maker, most would hope that it’s coming back. Well, in the case of Pontiac it seems like a very unlikely story and to worsen the deal, the beloved (but unsuccessful seller) Pontiac G8 is in for a […]

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BMW

BMW does safety – M5 Style

There’s always a sense that motoring journalists expect a new BMW M5 like five year old kids expect Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. It’s a small part of why the M5 almost always gets rave reviews and it’s a big part of why it’s being criticized on some rare occasions. BMW may have built a […]

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Pagani Supercars

Pagani’s Huayra denied NHTSA approval

It’s been nearly a couple of decades since we’ve started complaining about how safety standards are a big problem in the life of cars, particularly sports ones but it’s only today that a first serious victim appears. Pagani’s latest supercar the pronunciation challenging Huayra failed the infamous NHTSA approval that every car needs in order […]

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Porsche

Porsche is bringing new technologies to road cars

The Germans at Porsche may be stubborn about their placement of engines in a car, but one thing you can’t deny about their activity. With every new model or new generation of previous ones, Porsche brings new technologies to the market and it’s this sort of stuff that keeps them ahead of the pack. Pending […]

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Volvo

Volvo’s plans for a new XC90 revealed

The original Volvo XC90 was a great attempt from the Swedish towards making an SUV they way parents wanted it as opposed to how off-road enthusiasts did. In a recent announcement we’ve been told they plan on making a brand new version of the Volvo XC90 and this time they are going to overcome some […]

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Ford

2.7 million Ford F-150s are now under NHTSA investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just announced how its employees will have their work cut out for one of the biggest recall inspections ever. After a few complaints and an initial inspection the federal body discovered enough potential risk with the Ford F-150 that the courtesy was extended to more than 2 million units.

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Jeep

China stops Jeep Wrangler imports; claims safety is problematic

We all know that if you’re a car maker, China is the latest market you want to grow on. Jeep however suffered a bit of a setback recently because of a few problems with the Wrangler. China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) is, if you will, the People’s Republic NHTSA and […]

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