Home Menu Search

Euro NCAP in China

26 November 2010

Euro NCAP awards first star rating for vehicles made in China.

The Chinese manufacturer Landwind achieved two stars in Euro NCAP's assessment. Euro NCAP says the car was limited to a two star rating by its overall performance although it came close to meeting the three star threshold for adult occupant protection. 

In comparison to competitive vehicles in its class the car remains poorly equipped, lacking a side protection airbag, a head protection device and ESC.

Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP’s Secretary General, said, "It is clear that vehicles from China, India and other emerging countries will become common on European roads in the next few years. Euro NCAP will ensure that consumers know what levels of safety are offered by these vehicles.

"By highlighting differences in safety performance, we aim to drive the safety of all cars towards and beyond the high levels we see from more well-established manufacturers. We are confident that Landwind and others will rise to this challenge."

Related news, events and information

Volvo and Ford keep pace with Euro NCAP’s safety challenge

18 July 2018 – Euro NCAP has released the safety ratings of two new cars. Both Volvo's new small off-roader, the XC40, and...

Euro NCAP - toughest safety tests to date

26 April 2018 – Euro NCAP continues to set the agenda with new, more demanding challenges on safety technology to help protect...

Success for Audi and VW in meeting Euro NCAP’s 5-star challenge

22 September 2018 – Story from EuroNCAP. The Audi A6 and the VW Touareg score particularly well for vulnerable road user...

Global NCAP launches Safer Choice Africa Award

2 May 2018 – Following the announcement of the Safer Choice India Award at the Delhi motor show, Global NCAP is now...

Latest Euro NCAP safety test results

9 November 2017 – Euro NCAP has published the safety ratings of eight new vehicles: Volvo XC60, Volkswagen T-Roc, Škoda...

Trust but Verify

16 May 2018 – In a speech by David Ward, Secretary General of the Global New Car Assessment Programme at the FT Future of the...

Euro NCAP Launches Road Map 2025 - In Pursuit of Vision Zero

13 September 2017 – Since its establishment in 1997, Euro NCAP has been the catalyst for significant and sustained advances in...

EuroNCAP awards Fiat Panda zero-stars for safety

10 December 2018 – Story from Newspress. The 2018 facelift FIAT Panda has today been given one of the lowest ratings in Euro...

EuroNCAP: Best in class cars 2017

11 January 2018 – Story from News Press 2017 was Euro NCAP's busiest-ever year with nearly seventy models assessed and now it...