Landwind CV9 Gets 2 Stars Euro NCAP Rating

It would appear Chinese manufacturers still have a long way to go before meeting the criteria required to please safety agencies likes the Euro NCAP. Why? Well, the agency tested a new batch of car, fourteen to be more exact, but only one achieved a two star rating: the Chinese Landwind CV9 (ten cars received 5 stars and three received four stars). This is the first Chinese-made car tested by the Euro NCAP.

As you all know, the CV9 had a previous attempt of making it onto the European market, but failed in style. Back in 2005, an ADAC crash test which revealed severe safety issues forced the carmaker to pull the vehicle off the European market.

This year, the CV9 has made a comeback, but not a very successful one, apparently. In June, it survived the Moose test according to ADAC-Ausweichtest standards (the same group which trashed it in 2005). That wasn't enough, apparently, to impress the Euro NCAP.

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

“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.’

Powered by 1.6l and 2.0l engines manufactured by Motortechnik GmbH, paired with a five speed manual transmission, the CV9 will retail for EUR11,950 in Germany.

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