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Old 28th October 2017, 10:31   #16
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Default Re: Zero stars for the Ford Ka (aka Figo) in 2017 Latin NCAP crash test!

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Here's a car that passed the side impact test even without side & curtain airbags!


I must say that I was surprised to see that it was possible to pass this test without side airbags. It'd be very interesting to see if the addition of those extra airbags would let the Ka pass this test.
Thanks for sharing. So it is not just about airbags but also about the build. Kia sedan with stronger build quality than the Ford. Times are changing!

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The Honda Fit passed the side impact test in Latin NCAP in 2015 I don't know if it would get the same ratings based on current test parameters. But it does say that it passed the UN95 side impact requirements, while the Ford Ka fails those requirements.

Edit: Link to video for Honda Fit Latin NCAP
Wow! the Honda has a reputation for making tin cans but looks like the tin cans are indeed solid. There must have been some great engineering that went behind this
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Default Re: Zero stars for the Ford Ka (aka Figo) in 2017 Latin NCAP crash test!

LATIN NCAP Secretary General commenting on the recent zero stars result of the Ford Ka.

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Default Re: Zero stars for the Ford Ka (aka Figo) in 2017 Latin NCAP crash test!

The latest test report show the Indian made figo score 4 stars:


http://www.globalncap.org/latin-ncap...es-four-stars/

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Default Re: Zero stars for the Ford Ka (aka Figo) in 2017 Latin NCAP crash test!

Ford repeats the feat in Brazil -

The Ford Ka, produced in Brazil, with double airbags as standard, was rated with zero stars under Latin NCAPs new protocol.

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The popular hatchback and sedan version, second best-selling model in Brazil, achieved 34% in the Adult Occupant box, 9% in the Child Occupant box, 50% in the Pedestrian and Vulnerable Road Users box and 7% in the Safety Assist Box. With an average frontal impact protection, the side impact showed weak protection to the chest affecting negatively the full score. Whiplash test also showed poor performance plus the not standard ESC explains the overall result.
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Default Re: Zero stars for the Ford Ka (aka Figo) in 2017 Latin NCAP crash test!

Complete video of the latest test results :

Media Release by Latin NCAP : https://www.latinncap.com/en/media-a...ls-hb20-and-ka

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Latin NCAP latest results: Zero for popular models HB20 and Ka

The New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin NCAP, latest results were released today with two disappointing zero stars for the New Hyundai HB20 and the Ford Ka, followed by a hopeful commitment by Ford to improve the model.
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The Hyundai HB20, produced in Brazil, with double airbags as standard, was rated with zero stars under Latin NCAPs new protocol. The popular hatchback and sedan version achieved 19% in Adult Occupant box, 10% in Child Occupant box, 43% in Pedestrian Protection and Vulnerable Road Users box and 14% in Safety Assist box. With an average frontal impact protection, the side impact showed poor protection to the chest bringing the points for this test to zero. Whiplash test also showed poor performance plus the not standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) explains the overall result.
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The Ford Ka, produced in Brazil, with double airbags as standard, was rated with zero stars under Latin NCAPs new protocol. The popular hatchback and sedan version, second best-selling model in Brazil, achieved 34% in the Adult Occupant box, 9% in the Child Occupant box, 50% in the Pedestrian and Vulnerable Road Users box and 7% in the Safety Assist Box. With an average frontal impact protection, the side impact showed weak protection to the chest affecting negatively the full score. Whiplash test also showed poor performance plus the not standard ESC explains the overall result.
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Both models were tested in Frontal and Side Impact, Whiplash and Pedestrian Protection. Side Pole Impact was not performed to any of the models as they do not offer side head protection as standard. The Ka and HB20 do not meet United Nations regulations on Pedestrian Protection and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is not offered as standard. Moreover both cars do not have a rescue sheet available according to Latin NCAPís requirements.
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As a consequence of this test and as the consumers requirements evolve, Ford is working to enable improvements in its products. Ford will introduce updates to the safety equipment of the Ka offering ESC and side airbags as standard in all versions. Latin NCAP has already tested the better equipped version of the KA and it showed improvements to the safety performance. The updated rating will be published as soon as Ford makes standard these key safety equipment for all Latin America region.

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Default Re: Zero stars for the Ford Ka (aka Figo) in 2017 Latin NCAP crash test!

Isn't Hyundai HB20 our own I20?

We get tons of WhatsApp videos and forwards everyday where everyone is a specialist in a given topic for the day/week. Even in these topics, road safety seldom comes.
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Default Re: Zero stars for the Ford Ka (aka Figo) in 2017 Latin NCAP crash test!

Can we extrapolate these results to the Ford Freestyle also? Was considering a purchase.
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Can we extrapolate these results to the Ford Freestyle also? Was considering a purchase.
The test was done on Brazil made Figo sedan. Made in India Figo was tested last year by LNCAP and rated 4 stars. Also new LNCAP is very different from GNCAP. A 4 star rated GNCAP car may score zero on LNCAP as LNCAP gives more weightage to Side impact and other tests

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