Tag: Global NCAP

Latin NCAP Advises Against Buying The Zero-Star Ka, Urges Ford To Make It Safer

After the Hyundai HB20, the Ford Ka, which is the second best-selling model in Brazil, was tested by Latin NCAP with the same disappointing result: a zero-star overall safety rating. Tested in frontal and side impact, whiplash and pedestrian protection, with two standard front airbags and without the optional Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the Ka […]

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Global NCAP Crash-Tested Three Vehicles Sold In South Africa And The Results Were Pretty Bad

Global NCAP and the AA South Africa have released the results following their latest crash-test session, which included the locally sold Renault Kwid, Haval H1 and Great Wall Steed 5. Already evaluated by Latin NCAP for the version made in Brazil, scoring 3 stars, the Kwid, which has been available in India since 2016, was […]

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India’s Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Tanks At Global NCAP Test, Scores Zero Stars

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso crashed its way into a zero-star safety rating for adult occupant protection in Global NCAP’s latest session. Tested in base form, which is offered only with a single airbag and lacks standard three-point seatbelts in all positions and ISOFIX attachment points for child safety seats, it didn’t impress in the child […]

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Kia Blasted By Latin NCAP After Picanto Scores Zero Stars In Crash Test

After the Hyundai HB20 that was panned by Latin NCAP for its safety performance (or lack thereof), another model from the Hyundai-Kia group, the Picanto, is getting plenty of heat from the independent assessment program. Latin NCAP calls upon Kia to upgrade the Picanto (Morning) sold in South America after it scored zero stars during their […]

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You Wouldn’t Want To Be Inside A Hyundai HB20, One Of Brazil’s Best Sellers, If It Crashes

Having tested the previous Hyundai HB20 last year to a four-star adult occupant and three-star child occupant protection, Latin NCAP has performed an audit test on the replacement of the subcompact car, with disastrous results. According to the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, the HB20, which is one of […]

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2019 Mitsubishi L200 With No Airbags Gets Crash-Tested Into ZERO Star Safety Rating

You know those stickers that say ‘no airbags, we die like real men’? Well, it’s going to be a horrible death should you be in a car that lacks this safety feature, which is mandatory in Western markets. Latin America is one of the few places where legislation doesn’t force automakers to equip the base […]

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