Top-selling death traps?

2011-11-25 08:02

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A car-safety assessment agency says that some top-selling cars in Latin America show a high risk of "life-threatening injuries".

The Uruguan Latin New Car Assessment Programme says in a report that tests conducted on vehicles produced by four automakers in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico are unsafe to drive.


The report says vehicles made by General Motors, Fiat, Ford and Nissan were tested.

The report revealed "poor structural integrity" of certain vehicles and that a lack of air bags endangered the lives of drivers in Latin America.

The automakers whose vehicles were tested were not available to comment.


  • Mogo - 2011-11-25 10:53

    Aaaaaaand the Top 5-Selling Death traps in Sunny SA 1: Toyota Hi-ace 2: GWM "The taxi one" 3: Toyota Quantum 4: Any other taxi related vehicle 5: City Golf

      freek.vn - 2011-11-25 12:50

      Mogo, What about the Mercedes Sprinter and the Iveco? Because they carry more passengers, the death rate per accident (collision?) is even greater.

      Londa - 2012-02-02 18:41

      Mogo, where do you get your 'facts' from? Can you substantiate your claim?

  • Klaus - 2011-11-25 13:01

    What's the link to the report? Anybody knows?

  • dentdoctorr - 2011-11-25 16:19

    After reading this article I have learnt NOTHING!!!

  • Jacques - 2011-11-26 07:14

    mogo... it is clear you have a gap in your argument and information. GWM dont do a TAXI! Hi-ace is not sold anymore. City Golf is not sold anymore.

      hamlyndhk - 2011-11-27 19:50

      There are still lots of these vehicles on the road !

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