30 Mar 2012
Latin America’s top selling cars not safe enough says Latin NCAP

The first ever consumer crash test programme of some of the top selling cars in Latin America has shown high risk of life threatening injuries. The frontal impact tests carried out at 64kph reveal that poor structural integrity and the absence of airbags are putting the lives of Latin American motorists at risk, according to results from the latest phase of testing published today.

The vehicles tested by the Latin New Car Assessment Programme (Latin NCAP) show that today’s best selling cars in Latin America are providing levels of safety twenty years behind the ‘five star’ standards now common in Europe and North America. Unfortunately in Latin America ‘one star’ cars still dominate the market.