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

A stability control module for a car in production - if it has ABS brakes - costs no more than R920 and an airbag even less

03 December 2020 - 11:27 By wendy knowler

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...

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