Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of SA have revealed the third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results. The three models tested show reasonable safety performance for adult occupants but disappointing results for child occupant protection. The models tested by Global NCAP were the Toyota Avanza, Honda Amaze and Suzuki Ignis. The Avanza is a very popular model in SA 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. Said Sikkie Kajee, chair of AA SA: “These results are encouraging but indicate more work needs to be done to protect child occupants in vehicles. While we have minimum safety standards for vehicles in South Africa, we need to appreciate that minimum is not good enough. “At the same time we want to encourage consumers to be more critical of safety features on vehicles...

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