Ever wanted to know what a zero-star NCAP car looks like during a crash? Meet the Geely CK1. Don’t worry about seeing one on Australian roads though; it’s made and sold in China.
The Geely CK1 is one of the most popular, and dangerous it turns out, cars on the market in China so the Latin NCAP guys thought they’d test it out in a standard 64.4km/h frontal offset impact.
As reported by Auto Express, NCAP authorities advised Geely about the extent of the danger and lack of safety equipment, warning Geely that it was more than a quick-fix problem. A NCAP representative was quoted as saying in the report,
“Installing an airbag in this car would not improve occupant protection as the body shell integrity is not good.”
We have to remember that Volvo – one of the most highly regarded advocates in car safety – was recently bought by Geely Automotive Holdings. Maybe Geely plans on helping itself to some Volvo safety technology?
Check out the recently added YouTube video below for some zero-star car carnage.