The cars that failed kiddie safety tests big time

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The cars that failed kiddie safety tests big time

A Suzuki and a Honda model scored just one star for child safety in the latest round of crash tests

Consumer journalist

Global automakers aren’t paying enough attention to child safety with the lower-priced cars they’re selling on the SA market.

That was the take-out from the results of the third round of crash tests conducted by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) and SA’s Automobile Association (AA) recently.

Two of the cars – Suzuki’s funky hatchback, the Ignis, and Honda’s conservative sedan Amaze – scored just one star for child safety, while Toyota’s popular seven-seater people-mover, the Avanza, was awarded two stars for child safety...

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