Originally Posted by MBsam
As for crash tests...you don't even mention one from the same company.
That's because Euro NCAP never crash tested a Brilliance.
There were, however, tests made according to Euro NCAP standards:
3 stars frontal/4 stars side
The VAST VAST majority of Chinese cars would hardly score a single star in modern American and European crash tests.
Really? And you make this claim based on what evidence?
Allow me to give you a list of all crash test results for Chinese cars done by foreign NCAP programs (official results only):
2009 - ANCAP: Great Wall V240: 2 stars
2009 - ANCAP: Great Wall SA220: 2 stars
2010 - ANCAP: Great Wall X240 Hover: 4 stars
2010 - Euro NCAP: Jiangling Landwind CV9: 2 stars
2011 - ANCAP: Chery J11: 2 stars
2011 - ANCAP: Chery J1: 3 stars
2011 - ANCAP: Geely MK: 3 stars
2011 - Euro NCAP: Geely Emgrand EC7: 4 stars
2011 - Euro NCAP: MG 6: 4 stars
(ANCAP = Australasian NCAP, uses exactly the same standards as Euro NCAP). These are all
of them, not a cherry-picked set.
Here's my evidence, where's yours?
No coincidence that Geely started succeeding at crash tests after they bought Volvo. Good for them! I want them to build good, unique cars but let's keep some perspective here.
The EC7 is actually a car they made before
the Volvo acquisition. I'll also suggest you read this article:
Geely broke the record for the highest score for a Chinese-made vehicle in C-NCAP back in 2011, only to break it again later the same year. 6th best score overall out of some 150 cars. Of course let's not forget the 4 stars in Euro NCAP.
They made a point that they're heavily emphasizing safety. A step in the right direction.