Home Menu Search

Zero Star Tsuru taken out of production

1 November 2016

Story from Global NCAP

Nissan has announced that they will take the Zero Star Tsuru out of production in Mexico next May.

Reacting to the announcement David Ward, Global NCAP Secretary General said:

“This is a long overdue decision to cease production of a car that is fundamentally unsafe. Three years ago our partner Latin NCAP crash tested the car and revealed its Zero Star rating. It has taken Nissan too long to recognise that selling sub-standard cars is unacceptable. At last they have responded to the demands of Latin NCAP and Mexican consumers to withdraw the Tsuru from the market.

Car to Car Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Global NCAP and Latin NCAP hosted a Car to Car crash today at the IIHS headquarters in Virginia, USA.

The test was conducted between the 2016 Nissan Versa, sold in the United States, and the 2015 Nissan Tsuru, sold in Mexico. Both cars are manufactured in Mexico and have been previously tested by the IIHS and Latin NCAP respectively, the Versa obtained a performance of Good (equivalent to 5 Stars) and the Tsuru was rated Zero Stars.

David Ward added, “Our first ever Car to Car test clearly shows the importance of minimum crash test regulations. Mexico doesn’t yet apply them and the US has had them for decades. The lack of standards can result in the sale of unsafe cars like the Nissan Tsuru. Across Latin America all countries should apply UN or equivalent safety standards to all new passenger cars, so that there is no future for Zero Star Cars.”

 

 

Related news, events and information

India's Toyota Etios achieves Global NCAP 4 star rating in crash test

2 February 2016 – As part of the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, Global NCAP has been performing independent crash tests on some of...

Global NCAP wins Premier Award

14 December 2016 – The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) has won the Premier Award at the 2016 Prince Michael...

Euro NCAP Premieres First Rating with Pedestrian Detection

26 April 2016 – Story from Euro NCAP. ​The Toyota Prius is the first car to have undergone Euro NCAP's newest testing of...

Global NCAP report published

26 October 2016 – A new report commissioned by Global NCAP and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reveals that 40,000...

EuroNCAP marks 20 years of vehicle safety testing

8 February 2017 – Story from Newspress. More than 78,000 lives have been saved since Euro NCAP’s tough crash safety tests were...

Latest Euro NCAP safety ratings

1 December 2016 – Euro NCAP has published its last round of safety ratings for 2016. The Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq, Ford Edge,...

Consumers International has joined the #STOPTHECRASH partnership

20 January 2016 – Consumers International (CI), the voice of the world's consumers, has joined the #STOPTHECRASH partnership led...

Latin NCAP latest results

3 August 2016 – Latin NCAP latest results: the first BYD tested scores zero stars and the Fiat New Palio drops to one star...

Life Saving Car Testing celebrates 20th anniversary

2 February 2017 – As Euro NCAP celebrates its 20th anniversary we should acknowledge its contribution to saving 182,000 killed...