Geely Records ‘No Star’ Rating in NCAP Assesment


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So that’s why it bought Volvo! Ambitious Chinese car maker Geely has been shown up on 
the safety front after one of its exported models received zero stars in the first-ever round of Latin American NCAP crash tests.

So bad was the result of the Geely CK1 saloon that Latin NCAP – closely affiliated to the Euro organisation – declared driver protection was “poor for most body regions”. The Geely was 
one of nine cars tested – chosen for their popularity in the region – and had no airbags as standard.

However, NCAP warned the firm against trying to improve 
the result by simply fitting some, saying: “Installing an airbag in this car would not improve occupant protection as the body shell integrity is not good.” The safety organisation also took issue with Geely for fitting a passenger airbag activation switch when 
in fact no airbag was fitted!

Our picture shows massive deformation in the roof and around the doors, endangering the driver. In similar front offset crash tests in Europe (conducted at the same 40mph), successful cars such as Volvos restrict the damage to the frontal area up to the windscreen, protecting the driver and passengers. Major European firms did better in 
the Latin NCAP tests, but not by much. Peugeot’s 207 – in Brazil a facelifted 206 – scored only one star for the no-airbag version.

Geely bought Volvo from 
Ford earlier this year, paying nearly £1bn for the Swedish manufacturer. The company 
also owns a 20 per cent stake 
in London black cab maker LTI, and has ambitious plans for expansion for its cars in Europe. The firm has just launched a new marque called Englon (short for England and London), initially 
set up to expand the black cab brand, but now incorporating smaller passenger models, too.

Not all Chinese cars have failed so miserably in NCAP tests: the Great Wall X240 off-roader scored four stars in the Australian NCAP test last year, which bodes well for the brand’s launch in the UK next year.

Great Wall has invested a significant sum into crash test technology, but accident safety 
is still in its infancy in China.

Rival Brilliance’s plans to 
enter the European market 
were literally dealt a blow when German motoring organisation ADAC tested its BS6 four-door 
to Euro NCAP standards – and discovered that it would score zero stars. This was repeated 
in 2009 when the BS4 saloon achieved a similar zero rating.

Source- Autoexpress.co.uk
 

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Wow This seems to be really poor standards!

Crumple zones are very poor & worse such that it doesn't absorb any impacts!!
 
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This is Geely after acquiring brand "VOLVO", which is known for their safe cars.
 

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They may have acquired Volvo, but can not become a Volvo. This should teach a lesson that it is just not all about copying the designs. Wish if the policies were equally strict in our country as well.

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very bad of geely. they can spoil reputation of volvo. but on other side i also cant stop laughing that brand who bought volvo which is known for safety is itself scoring 0 for safety!! :lol!: pic of geely ck1 which looks copy of merc c...
 

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very bad of geely. they can spoil reputation of volvo. but on other side i also cant stop laughing that brand who bought volvo which is known for safety is itself scoring 0 for safety!! :lol!: pic of geely ck1 which looks copy of merc c...
This was what attracted me towards this piece of news.
 
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Poor standards!


Yes even i want to know more about our Indian cars and how well they fare in these tests! They need to learn from Volvo a lot!
 
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Chinese Geely vs Indian home-grown stuff

[frustration] 0 Stars!!!

I just pray that it is 'Volvo' that rubs off on Geely and not the other way round. What a nightmare it'd be to have their Chinese rip-offs on our roads.

It really makes me happy to see our Safari's/ Scorpios/ Gurkha's do so well on our roads and even off them :)
 
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Volvo agrees to transfer tech to new parent Geely

Following the acquisition of Volvo by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in 2010, we definitely saw this news coming. The two companies have signed an agreement that will give Chinese automaker Geely access to key technologies developed by Volvo, and in turn, the deal could help the Swedish automaker lower its production costs.

As a part of the "technological cooperation agreements" signed by both companies, Automotive News China reports that Geely will be able to tap Volvo for three much-needed technologies, including the use of a midsize platform, Volvo's proven safety innovations and interior air quality systems. The latter two technologies are important to improve the crashworthiness of Geely's cars, along with helping isolate vehicle occupants from China's often severe air pollution. The report says that Volvo tech will likely be used on a premium car brand that Geely is expected to create.

Volvo, on the other hand, is to benefit from the "local market exploration experience and cost control experience" of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which is technical way of saying that Volvo will be able reduce its costs by tapping into Geely's established supply chain.

Volvo agrees to transfer tech to new parent Geely
 
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Re: Geely records ‘no star’ rating in NCAP assesment

If Volvo transfer to Geely, what will it be left with ? [lol]
After purchase by Geely, I have already started to doubt Volvo cars.
 
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