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The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) is a non-profit organization in the United States that has been funded by auto insurance companies since 1959. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its job is to reduce the number of crashes involving motor vehicles and the rate of injuries and amount of property damage that occurs during such crashes.   It publishes ratings and carries out research on all popular passenger vehicles and also on some consumer products...

Carmakers are now having a tough time selling products which were at one point considered the defining parts of their brand, full-sized sedans. This is mainly because of the crossover and the SUV segment.   In 2007, around 1.1 million full-sized sedans were sold while in 2016, the number fell to 440,000. This happened when the car market in the US soared to new heights and the population grew by 7 percent.   Let's look at 3 models which...

The Frankfurt Auto Show, which takes place once every couple of years in Germany, is the largest display of new vehicles and cutting-edge automotive technology in the world.   Even though the entire event is focused on models that will be sold in Europe, this show hosts debuts for a number of cars and SUVs which will make their way to United States showrooms. Here are a few of the highlights from the show this year which...

The largest, fastest-growing one-way carsharing service in the world is taking its business from tiny to SUV. You might have seen one of the tiny car2go vehicles zipping through your city at one point. That’s because while the company launched its service in Austin, TX eight years ago, it has since expanded to ten other cities in the United States and Canada. It has more than 2.7 million members worldwide, with 67,000 in Austin alone....

SUVs are available in a variety of sizes and prices ranging from small crossovers to giants based on pickup trucks. The midsized models usually provide a perfect balance of space, power, and fuel economy. Smaller SUVs are cheaper and offer better fuel economy but they also have less cargo and passenger space. They also cannot tow as much.     The larger models give you more room and better towing capacity, but aren't as maneuverable, offer poor...

If you are like most car buyers right now, you will probably be considering a small SUV since it gives you the kind of utility you are looking for while being a compact package. If you are trading your midsize or small sedan in for a compact SUV, you may be concerned about a loss of fuel economy. However, there is a number of small SUVs out there today which provide amazing fuel economy and...

Details on Investment  There’s good news for people living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as well as SUV lovers everywhere. Mercedes-Benz announced on the Tuscaloosa plant’s 20th anniversary that the plant will manufacture SUV models for the company’s EQ brand. A brand new battery plant is also going to be built near the existing passenger-car plant, making it the fifth factory in the global battery production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars with locations on three different continents. The whopping...

Years ago, Honda previewed the hybrid prototype of the CR-V SUV at the IAA (International Motor Show) in Frankfurt. The production version of this SUV is expected to launch at some time in 2018 for the UK market.   Hybrid Prototype Unveiled A new model of the CR-V was already unveiled in October 2016 for the American market, but the prototype which was revealed to the world at Frankfurt is a newer, direct competitor to the new Hyundai...

Society is progressing at a lightning pace and this has led to a lot of innovation and complexity in life. At Thunder Power, the only thing that matters is the driving experience. This is pretty evident from the exceptional designs of the cars they’ve been working on.   Thunder Power  If you are a handyman, construction worker, or a DIY enthusiast, you certainly know what Thunder Power is all about. This vehicle manufacturer started off as a maker...

Land Rover is calling the SVX its most extreme Land Rover yet, citing its “go-anywhere capability – increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tires.” The vehicle, equipped with supercharged V-8 power, was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is a production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery. Officials say it will reach dealer showrooms by next year. Something else interesting to note is that the Discovery...

There are a number of estimates being tossed around as to just how many vehicles were damaged by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Some experts are estimating up to a million vehicles may have been damaged by the hurricane force winds and flooding in Texas alone. It has created a nightmare for countless vehicle owners in both Texas and Florida who are now navigating the insurance claim process. What’s possibly most frightening, however, is...

Following the official reveal, the T-Roc SUV from Volkswagen was unveiled to the public for the first time in Frankfurt. The SUV is also the first in a transformed lineup which is going to see the renewal of the entire range offered by VW by the year 2020. The model debuted originally as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.   Official Unveiling   The SUV is officially going to go on sale in Dec. of 2017,...