The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction.
The Equinox and the Terrain qualify for the Institute’s highest award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Toyota Highlander, a midsize SUV whose acceptable small overlap rating was announced in December, also qualifies. The award is given to vehicles with a good or acceptable small overlap rating, good ratings in four other occupant protection tests, and a rating of basic or higher for front crash prevention.
Three other midsize SUVs in the test group rate poor for small overlap protection, and three are marginal.
Bhutanghat, 45 km from Alipurduar in West Bengal, is famous for its scenic beauty. Located near the border with Bhutan, this region is blessed by the river Raidak. Bhutanghat is a mountainous terrain, flanked by hills covered with abundant green forests. Bhutanghat is elephant country and is an attractive destination for wildlife lovers.
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Sollte die Rechnung der Mercedes-Gestalter aus dem kalifornischen Designstudie aufgehen und die Freizeit künftig gerade von Städtern und ihrem Auto zunehmend im Gelände verbracht werden, müssen sich auch die Gesetzeshüter entsprechend rüsten. Mit dem Ener-G-Force haben die Kreativen eine beeindruckende Lösung auf die Räder gestellt. Martialisch im Aussehen, ausgesprochen robust in der Auslegung und technisch hochgerüstet, schützt der Mercedes Ener-G-Force die Beamten und bringt sie sicher auch über ungewöhnliches Terrain. Ist der Ener-G-Force heute noch lediglich ein Showcar, könnte er einem echten Serienfahrzeug hilfreich Modell stehen.
A beautiful, custom-built “green” home located just outside Atlanta in Serenbe, a community in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, is the cornerstone of the fifth annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway that opens for entries beginning Thursday, April 12, at 9 a.m. ET. The giveaway, which runs through Friday, June 1, at 5 p.m. ET, will award one lucky, randomly-selected winner with the fully furnished 2,300-square-foot home plus $100,000 and a 2012 GMC® Terrain®.
Fans may enter the giveaway once per day on HGTV.com as well as once per day on HGTVRemodels.com. They also may enter as often as they wish by regular mail during the giveaway entry period. Online users can click through photo galleries, watch exclusive videos and take a 360-degree tour of the home at HGTV.com/greenhome.
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General Motors’ climate control engineers call him The Iceman – a high-tech top gun whose team created a way to make vehicle passengers feel much warmer or cooler than the cabin temperature in which they are seated. The result: more-precise comfort control on the 2012 GMC Terrain.
The Iceman – his real name is Jeff Bozeman – says an instinctive sense of frugality drives him to find ways to make heating and cooling systems more efficient.
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The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012 will offer fans the chance to win a spectacular custom-built home in Midway, Utah, a 2012 GMC® Terrain® and $500,000 cash. HGTV will unveil the fully-furnished modern western ranch house, designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, during the HGTV Dream Home 2012 special on January 2, at 1 p.m. ET/PT.
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The fourth annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway opens for entries on Thursday, April 14, at 9 a.m. ET and runs through Thursday, June 2, at 5 p.m. ET. One lucky, randomly-selected winner of the home can look forward to living in a modern prairie-style, single-family home located in the Stapleton community of Denver, an eco-progressive community created on the site of the city’s former airport. Uniquely styled and environmentally friendly, the 2,400-square-foot, custom-built home is part of a grand prize package that includes $100,000 and a 2011 GMC® Terrain®. Viewers who want an insider’s peek at the fully-furnished home can tune in to watch the HGTV Green Home 2011 special premiering on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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The vehicles can only be described using superlatives. And the same is pretty much true of the terrain in which they will eventually be deployed – in what is quite simply considered the toughest rally in the world. The 2011 Dakar Rally will be the ultimate acid test for a team that has twice in succession dominated the mother of all rallies and taught its competitors a lesson or two. The opponents of Volkswagen’s Race Touareg have no desire to let the team surrounding Carlos Sainz and Kris Nissen dominate the classic rally for a third year running. This is why the Volkswagen team must prepare more meticulously than ever. A faultless performance may be necessary to secure a third victory in South America.
9000 kilometres across some really rough terrain – that’s the challenge facing the rally drivers taking part in the “Dakar Rally” in January. Two weeks of stress and strain. The head of motor racing in charge of the teams is under enormous pressure too, but in his case it’s not confined to that single fortnight. All year long he has to put together a car drawing on a given budget; a car that will pose a genuine threat to the competition. At the same time he must organise and supervise: the safety of the entire team, the fitness of the drivers and co-drivers, the transportation of the equipment, and so on and so forth. Mhoch4 has accompanied Volkswagen’s head of motor racing Kris Nissen and seen the extent of the demands made on him on the eve of the Dakar Rally.
Drivers and co-drivers are often going for each others\' throats. Left, right, straight ahead? Or is the map upside down? In the Dakar Rally, arguments and mistakes simply aren\'t allowed to happen. Those who aim to win this race, the toughest in the world of motor sport, are advised to get to know the terrain and route inside out. The co-pilot and navigator is for the speed and success of the team just as important as the pilot. Which is why the VW team dedicates a whole week to give the navigators enough time to prepare for the still completely unknown route with the aid of maps and the internet.