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Latin NCAP

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Peugeot 207 Compact after being tested by Latin NCAP (2010), taken at the Technical Faculty of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo.

Latin NCAP (Spanish: ‘Programa de Evaluación de Vehículos Nuevos para América Latina y el Caribe’, German: Neuwagen-Bewertungsprogramm für Lateinamerika und die Karibik) is an organisation founded in 2010 by various Latin American associations, automobile clubs and insurance federations, based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Analogous to Euro NCAP in Europe, the organization conducts crash tests on new types of cars sold in Latin America and evaluates their safety afterwards and based on the available safety systems. The tests are not required by law, but serve only to inform consumers.

Latin NCAP is supported by Global NCAP, the Inter-American Development Bank and the FIA Foundation, among others.[1]

The Latin NCAP crash tests are not carried out in South America, but in the ADAC laboratory near Munich.[2] In each case, the tests are carried out with the base model that has the lowest safety standards in the markets concerned.[2]

Of the 87 vehicles tested by Latin NCAP as of August 2017, about a third have no star or only one star in driver safety.[3] General Motors was already criticized by Latin NCAP in 2015 for the low safety standards of its models sold in Latin America.[4]

In 2015, Latin NCAP was awarded the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.[4]

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Commons: LatinNCAP– Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. Inter-American Development Bank:LatinNCAP.(No longer available online.) In: iadb.org. Archived from the original on 2September 2017;retrieved 1 September 2017. Info: The archive link was automaticallyinsertedand has not yet been checked. Please check original and archive link according to instructions, then remove this notice.@1@2Template:Webachiv/IABot/www.iadb.org
  2. a b Latin NCAP:Preguntas Frecuentes.In: latinncap.com. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  3. Latin NCAP:Resultados.In: latinncap.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. a b FIA Foundation:Latin NCAP tells GM to ‘speak up for safety’.In: fiafoundation.org. 18 November 2015, retrieved 1 September 2017.