Friday, November 25, 2011

Latin America's top-selling cars not safe

Full Story: Express Tribune 24 Nov

Top-selling cars in Latin America are not safe enough for their passengers and show poor structural integrity, according to a study released Thursday by the Latin New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP).
“The frontal impact tests carried out at (speeds) of 64 kilometers (38 miles) per hour reveal that poor structural integrity and the absence of airbags are putting the lives of Latin American motorists at risk,” according to the latest phase of testing released Thursday.
Models tested include Chevrolet Celta, Chevrolet Corsa Classic, Chevrolet Cruze LT, Fiat Novo Uno Evo, Ford Focus Hatchback, Ford KA Fly Viral, Nissan March, and Nissan Tiida Hatchback.
Read full story for more revealing details.


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