Chevrolet Spark GT Gets ZERO Stars In Crash Tests

Latin NCAP continues to show concern and disappointment for cars produced by General Motors and sold in South America and the Caribbean, after the Chevrolet Spark GT has miserably failed to get any stars.

Assembled in India and popular among consumers in Mexico and Colombia, the city car was tested in the frontal crash test, in its most basic version that lacks airbags and proper instructions for the installation of the Child Restraint System.

This is another disappointment from General Motors, especially in a model that has the potential to offer high protection levels, as it did when its basic version equipped with 6 airbags was tested by Euro NCAP in 2009 and scored four stars. It is unacceptable that the European version of the Spark GT, which included airbags, is offered at a similar price to the Latin American version, which has no airbags“, said Alejandro Furas, Latin NCAP’s Secretary General.

General Motors is in the middle of a scandal in South America due to its cars’ horrendous performance on crash tests. The automotive giant has been reached by Global NCAP earlier this year in an unprecedented measure, through a letter sent to the company’s CEO, Mary Barra, asking for safety improvements. In turn, GM said that it plans to spend approximately $5 billion to improve the cars it sells throughout Latin America, by fitting them with two airbags and three-point seatbelts for all occupants.

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  • Craig

    Big corporations. They almost never fail to disappoint.

  • Anthony Bugge

    GM should be ashamed of themselves this is not acceptable for a global company

  • fabri99

    I think we should adopt the same safety ratings all over the world. Cheap doesn’t mean unsafe. It’s time car makers stopped selling unsafe cars. They should even be fined for trying to sell a car as unsafe as this one.

    • Chatman

      Can’t blame the company, but you can blame the country in which they are being sold in. Someone approved it for sale…

      • fabri99

        Can blame the company. They are genuinely not interested in my safety and would sell me a coffin on wheels if they could.

  • Blanka Li

    Just goes to show car corporations NEVER do anything for safety unless FORCED to.

  • Maricaibo

    It’s not like GM doesn’t know how to make a safe auto- they just do not give a shit unless they get ‘caught’.

  • irie ite

    On the other hand, adding airbags and other modern safety restraints will price these cars out of reach of more people who will be forced to buy older and even more unsafe used cars.

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