1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS crash test
IIHS 50th anniversary demonstration test • September 9, 2009
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a
crash test conducted between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet
Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the
new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says
Institute president Adrian Lund. "What this test shows is that automakers
don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of
auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the
Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve,
articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs
designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property
from the hazards of highway accidents."
More information at http://www.iihs.org
RoadTrip - 2011 Scion tC Sports Coupe
The Auto Channel presents an exclusive in-depth look at the new 2011 Scion
tC Sports Coupe. Mark Fulmer interviews Scion's Vice President and then
Toyota's Sr. Field Product.
Learn more about the new Scion tc at TheAutoChannel.com.
2011 Scion tC - High Speed Test Drive at New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Road Course
Akio Toyota challenged Toyota, Lexus, and Scion to make their vehicles more
fun to drive. This is part of an internal initiative to add excitement back
into each brand's product line and get back into making exciting products.
While this may sound like lip service to some enthusiasts, a lot of what's
done internally never sees the light of day, and for good reason; the car
industry is extremely competitive. Even more so after the rough times that
the industry has gone through in recent years.
Industry segments, like the sports car segment, have gone through some
pretty rough times as well. With a shrinking market for pure sports cars,
comes practical cars like the all-new, second generation, Scion tC.
The 2011 Scion tC is the first sporty car to be released after this
initiative, and marks the start of a new era for Toyota, Scion, and Lexus.
The Scion tC is a practical five passenger coupe that makes no compromises
in safety. 8 airbags, traction control, vehicle stability control, ABS
brakes, brake assist, and electronic brake force distribution? All for
under $20k in a sporty compact coupe? What a steal! And at speed, I was
amazed how the TRAC would actually simulate a limited-slip differential and
keep the inside tire from spinning. In my past experiences with racing the
first-gen tC, on slower corners the 2.4L had enough torque to break
traction with the inside tire that is unweighted when cornering.
And the fact that it has these systems means that it is a car that you can
drive through winters with relative ease. The TRAC and VSC will make a
night and day different in slippery conditions, and can be completely
turned off if you're in a situation where you're completely stuck.
Six-speed manual tC's sprint from 0-60 in 7.6 seconds - not bad for a car
that's priced under $20k.
It will remind you of all of the reasons you first got into cars; it just
does so many things right. Rolling through the gears with it's close ratio
6 speed, many of us were reminded of the Celica GT-S. When the tC launched,
the price point was so much lower than what the Celica could ever hope to
achieve that tC pretty much killed the Celica.
The Exhaust note reminded many of a
built version of our late 80's FWD Corollas that utilized the 1.6L 7 rib
4age 4 cylinders. We drove for days with the radio off just listening to
the music from under the hood.
But while we're on the topic of stereos, let's just say that the
2nd-generation tC has an AMAZING stereo. 300W standard? For those
audiophiles, the 340W Apline stereo upgrade adds RCA's so you can add an
external amp setup and subs. The one thing that's great about hatchbacks is
that you aren't stuffing subs in a sealed trunk. As long as you're careful
about sub placement with the glass, you'll end up with an amazing sounding
system with relatively low power requirements.
The snappy handling of the 2nd-generation reminded many of us of some of
the sportier cars Toyota produced over the years. Most of the testers have
driven some pretty modified cars, so it was amazing to us the level of
performance these newer sports cars can reach without the need for
sacrificing your daily drive to and from where you're headed. After a day
of testing, we developed a pretty thorough list of minor things we would do
to develop the chassis, but we were really awestruck with the potential of
this chassis; we're looking forward to seeing what the aftermarket will
come up with!
Part of what Scion does different are as simple as the fundamentals that
influence every decision that's made. At it's core, Scion marks Toyota's
commitment to shaking things up, and trying something that others may think
is a bit too different to dare try. Take this video for example; normally
this kind of internal testing doesn't see the light of day publicly, but
Scion's approach is totally different.
Five Axis Edition 2011-12 Scion tC - Dealer Install
The Five Axis Edition 2011 Scion tC brings out the best of the 2nd
generation tC. If you're a dealer, it is easy to build one for your
customers. If you're a consumer, it is easy to purchase.
This video details the simple steps to transform a 2011 Scion tC into a
Five Axis Edition Scion tC. Enjoy, and for more information visit
2011 Scion tC- What's new- Jon Lancaster Toyota
2011 Scion tC. This is a quick tour of the '11 Scion tC after it's rebirth.
What an excellent car! 2.5L- 4 cylinder w/ 6-speed auto and seqential sift.
I have to say, What a car! The sound deadening that went into this car, the
improved drivability, the design ...it's all excellent. I think this will
be a hot car.
Questions? Comments? Give me a call or leave them below- Nate Riesen- Jon
Lancaster Toyota/ Scion in Madison, WI- 608-243-5551
2011 Scion tC vs. 2010 Kia Forte Koup
***I work for Toyota & Scion of Des Moines*** This video is biased. We
had the ability to have Side by Side Comparison of the 2011 Scion tC and
the 2010 Kia Forte Koup on a closed course. All vehicles were base model
automatics. I encourage you to test all vehicles that you are looking at
to find the best fit for you. Come to Scion of Des Moines to experience
the all new Scion tC for yourself.
2011 Scion tC Turbo at SEMA Tuner Challenge
Visit http://OctaneReport.com for more. John Pangilinan finished 2nd in the
2010 SEMA Show Scion tC Tuner Challenge with his turbocharged, widebody, track car 2011 Scion tC.
330whp, Brembo brakes, full cage.
DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests
DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests
DEADLY Сбои: 2013 IIHS краш-тестов
ÖLÜMCÜL Çöküyor: 2013 IIHS Crash Testleri
DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests IIHS news release
New crash tests: Underride guards on most big rigs leave passenger vehicle
occupants at risk in certain crashes
Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger
vehicles from sliding underneath them, greatly increasing the chances of
surviving a crash into the back of a large truck, recent tests by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show. But in crashes
involving only a small portion of the truck's rear, most trailers fail to
prevent potentially deadly underride.
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Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's
Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one
of their newest tests - the small overlap front test. On this episode of
The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a
reputation for killing cars and their passengers, and find out if the Volvo
XC60 passes the test.
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