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2021 December

Latest #SAFERCARSFORAFRICA results

Mazda 2 reaches four stars and Nissan Almera three stars for adult occupant protection

The Mazda 2 with driver and passenger airbags achieved four stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for children. The Nissan Almera with driver and passenger airbags scored three stars for adult occupants and three stars for children.

Both models showed seat failures during testing, the Nissan with a seat detachment and the Mazda with a backrest failure. Although these did not have significant effects on our assessment ratings, which are based on injury criteria, the failures are of serious concern and Global NCAP has raised them with each manufacturer as a matter of urgency. 

2021 January

#SAFERCARSFORAFRICA

The India manufactured Mahindra XUV300 becomes Global NCAP’s first five star car in Africa

Global NCAP launches a new #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test result today in partnership with the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) and with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

In a milestone moment for vehicle safety, the India manufactured Mahindra XUV300 becomes Global NCAP’s first five star car in Africa.

The XUV300 achieved a five star rating for the Indian market in 2020. Global NCAP’s Indian and African programmes share the same assessment protocols and following a production compliance review, the rating has been confirmed for the model’s roll out in Africa.

 

2020

#SAFERCARSFORAFRICA

CRASH TEST RESULTS GIVE CAUSE FOR SERIOUS CONCERN

Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) launch the fourth round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results today (December 3rd) supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the FIA Foundation.

The three models tested, the Steed 5 pick up from Great Wall, the Haval H1 five door SUV and the Kwid five door compact from Renault, all gave serious cause for concern with poor levels of adult and child protection. Alarmingly the zero rated Great Wall Steed 5 demonstrated a high probability of life threatening injury. 

 

2019

POOR CHILD PROTECTION RESULTS

Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa launch the third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results today with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The three models tested show reasonable safety performance for adult occupants but disappointing results for child occupant protection.

The models tested by Global NCAP are the Toyota Avanza, Honda Amaze, and Suzuki Ignis. The Avanza is a very popular model in South Africa for public transport and fleet use. Global NCAP chose the entry-level version of each model and each was fitted with at least two airbags as standard. The results highlight significant differences between adult and child occupant protection.

 

2018

NEW CRASH TEST RESULTS:

TRIO OF THREE STARS BUT SHOCKING ZERO FOR THE NISSAN ‘HARDBODY’

Global NCAP and the Automobile Association (AA) South Africa launch the second round of #SaferCarsForAfricacrash test results today with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and BloombergPhilanthropies. The four models tested show a wide range of safety performance, from zero to three stars for adult protection, with the Nissan NP300 ‘Hardbody’ scoring the lowest ratings which result in a high probability of life-threatening injury in a crash.

Global NCAP and AA South Africa launch #SaferCarsforAfrica today (22) in Cape Town, with the first independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa’s most popular compact and small cars. The crashworthiness results of the five cars tested show a wide range of safety performance, from four to zero stars for adult protection, with the lowest ratings resulting in a high probability of life-threatening injury in a road crash.