Car safety study reveals disregard for African drivers
Some car makers are putting the safety of their customers in Europe ahead of those in Africa, study shows
Vehicle crash tests conducted at an international test facility in Germany on models sold in SA reveal that some car makers are putting the safety of their customers in Europe ahead of those in Africa. International vehicle safety organisation, Global NCAP together with the Automobile Association of SA (AA SA) tested vehicles sold in SA after similar tests were done on budget cars in 2017. Four vehicles were tested: the Hyundai i20; Kia Picanto; Toyota Yaris; and Nissan NP300 Hardbody.
The results of the latest Global NCAP crash tests on vehicles sold in SA provide some alarming results..