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Chery a dud in crash test

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13th May, 2011

Once again a Chinese made vehicle has earned itself a disgustingly poor crash test result. What makes it even worse is that the local importer is keeping quiet about it!

Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has announced that the first of the Chery vehicles to be tested by any consumer crash test programme in the world has been given a 3-star rating.

"The recently introduced Chery J1 received only a 3-star ANCAP rating after recent testing and lost structural integrity in the frontal offset crash test at 64 km/h, which would result in considerable injury risk for the occupants."

"There was also poor protection from serious chest injuries for the driver in both the frontal offset and side impact crash tests. We were concerned over the lack of head-protecting side airbags and electronic stability control on this model. These life-saving features are available on competing models from other manufacturers many of which have a 5-star ANCAP rating."

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, all Australian state governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.


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