June 25, 2024

This Thursday (13), Latin NCAP launched one other battery outcomes from crash exams in 2023. This time, Citroen C3 It handed the system’s influence exams, and carried out so poorly in all scores that it scrapped the crash check. However the brand new C3 wasn’t the one Brazilian-made mannequin whose security exams weren’t promoted with autos on the market within the nation and within the South and Central American area.

Different fashions which might be among the many greatest sellers on the Brazilian market, comparable to Hyundai HB20For instance, additionally reset the crash check – and never so way back. One other current instance is Jack E-JS1, the model’s entry-level compact electrical automotive, which in 2022 was the primary electrical automotive to be evaluated within the historical past of this system, and acquired a rating of zero. And it wasn’t simply the general rating. It’s because safety for grownup occupants can also be rated as zero (0.00%).

First electrical prototype to move enterprise zero influence exams (Latin NCAP/Disclosure)

Total, if we contemplate all of the exams that Latin NCAP has carried out since 2010, 37 autos have zeroed in on the ranking. The protocol for conducting the exams was up to date in 2020, and since then, 15 automobiles have already acquired a rating of zero within the analysis of the influence exams carried out by the Basis.

Of those fifteen fashions that scored positively in exams, solely eight have handed cross-country or are nonetheless in line, particularly: Kia Sportage, Citroen C3, Fiat Argo, Fiat Cronos, Ford KA Sedan, Ford KA, Renault Duster, Hyundai HB20 and JAC E-JS1It was already talked about above. The Hyundai HB20 has undergone enhancements which have helped enhance its total ranking, and the Ford Ka household, for instance, has already been discontinued within the nation.

Curiously, fashions comparable to Fiat Argo, Cronos, Kia Sportage, JAC E-JS1 and Renault Duster are nonetheless the identical as these evaluated by Latin NCAP, for instance. Fashions which have handed crash exams and proceed to be bought in Brazil have a low ranking. As well as, the Basis issued memos proposing to advocate that these fashions be discontinued.

Brazil has fashions on the market which have carried out properly in crash exams

The VW Virtus is without doubt one of the five-star fashions in NCAP Latin exams (Jadi Pironi/Journal do Caro)

Nevertheless, there are fashions within the nation with excessive outcomes on the market. Since analysis protocols grew to become extra stringent in 2020, solely eight fashions have handed the check, making certain extra security within the occasion of a collision. Of those fashions, solely three are usually not on the market in Brazil.

Among the many most secure names: Volkswagen Virtus, Taos, Neffos and Tygon, Toyota Corolla, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Qashqai, Chevrolet Tracker. Nevertheless, of these listed, solely the Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan are bought in Brazil. Lastly, the latter is for different markets, the place it’s a rebranded model of our very personal VW T-Cross.

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