General Motors Co. stated Thursday it is going to phase out the cars without air bags and other security functions after its Chevrolet Sail subcompact failed a crash test in Latin America.
The Latin New Car Assessment Program– an independent screening organization– stated Thursday the Sail got zero stars in its latest tests. The organization said the Sail is unstable and has no air bags. It likewise lacks three-point safety belt in all positions.
The Sail is developed in China and exported to growing markets. It has a starting cost of lower than $10,000.
It is among a number of Chevrolet cars that have done poorly on the tests. The Aveo, Spark and Agile automobiles without air bags also have gotten absolutely no stars on Latin NCAP’s tests.
Lots of other brand names– including Chery, Hyundai, Nissan, Fiat, Geely and Renault– also offer vehicles that have actually gotten no stars in the group’s crash tests.
The Latin NCAP’s secretary general, Alejandro Furas, stated General Motors should follow the example of Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen, all which offer vehicles that surpass minimal security standards in Latin America.