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Safety bar is very low for new cars sold in SA, as crash tests show

See which vehicles test poorly for driver and child safety – as well as those which performed well over three years

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The Chinese-made GWM Steed 5 bakkie sold in SA scored a shocking zero stars when it was crash tested recently with two other local cars at Global NCAP’s facility in Munich.

“Alarmingly (the bakkie) demonstrated a high probability of life threatening injury,” said Global NCAP and its #SaferCarsForAfrica partner, the Automobile Association (AA) of SA, on Thursday when revealing the results of their fourth round of SA car crash tests.

Two other cars bought in SA didn’t do well either – the Renault Kwid and Haval H1 were only awarded two safety stars (out of a possible five) and both their body shells were found to be “unstable”...

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