Geely CK Gets Zero-Star Latin-NCAP Rating

The newly-founded Latin-NCAP released first crash-test results on October 18. Nine cars, from Chevy, Fiat, Geely, Peugeot, Toyota, VW, were rated for adult and child occupant. A 2009 1.3-liter Geely CK 1 earned the only zero-star given out for its 1.06 points on protecting adult occupants in front seats.

The tested four-door Geely subcompact came with no airbags. On most body regions, including the head and chest, the driver dummy got "poor" or "week" protection. Latin-NCAP commented that the car’s body shell has such a poor integrity that even if a front airbag were installed, the driver would have suffered no less harm.

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It was found, however, the car’s "extremely weak" body shell may actually help to save a child in back seat, since it effectively absorbed impact energy. So it got two stars for child occupant.

For the safety of driver and front passenger, a Toyota Corolla XEI received the highest score, four stars out of five, followed by three-star Chevy Meriva GL Plus, VW Golf Trend 1.6, and FIAT Palio ELX 1.4.