Honda Accord Achieves 5-Stars

The all new model of the euro Honda Accord (also known in the United States as the Acura TSX) has been awarded with 5-stars under Euro NCAP’s safety rating scheme. In the previous rating system, the Accord had a 5 star adult occupant, 4 star child occupant and 3 star pedestrian protection scores

Euro NCAP’s new rating scheme uses a weighted score that combines adult (50 per cent), child (20 per cent) and pedestrian (20 per cent) protection assessment results with the availability of safety assistance devices such as the electronic stability control (10 per cent). Under the new rating system, a minimum score of 70 per cent overall is necessary for a 5-star rating. Honda’s Accord achieved an overall weighted score of 78 percent.

Video: Audi A5 Convertible

Guys from Ingolstadt released today the first official video of their all-new A5 Convertible car that will be making its premiere debut at the Geneva Auto Show. The new A5 Convertible look like the BMW 3-Series Convertible and the Lexus IS C have opted for a retractable hardtop, Audi’s four-seater comes with a conventional fabric top. The A5 Convertible will be offered with various gasoline and diesel engines ranging from the entry-level 160HP 1.8-liter TFSI to the S5’s 333HP 3.0 V6 TFSI. No word about price yet.