Latin NCAP runs first crash tests, reports worrying results

Latin New Car Assessment Program or better-known Latin NCAP ran the first crash tests for the vehicles sold in Latin America’s emerging markets and obtained worrying results in terms of safety.

Latin NCAP crash test

Latin NCAP crash test

It seems that most of the models sold in the respective market have critical safety issues and offers minimal protection in case of an accident.

Even you believe it or not, we talk about best selling cars such as Chevrolet Cruze, Nisan Tiida or Ford Focus Hatchback which scored reasonably but also about models such as Chevrolet Corsa, Nissan March or Ford Ka which obtained disastrous results as you can see in the images below.

Nissan Tiida crash test

Nissan Tiida crash test

“The latest results of the Latin NCAP reveal that South America’s most popular cars are still about 20 years behind the levels of safety enjoyed in Europe and North America. This cannot be acceptable,” said Max Mosley, president of Global NCAP.

Ford Ka crash test

Ford Ka crash test

Mosley also said that the UN’s global crash test standards have to be applied to all the vehicles across the world even they are sold in Europe, North America or Latin America.

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