Chinese saloon gets no stars under new EuroNCAP rules

The Brilliance BS4, a Chinese saloon, has been given a zero-star rating in a recent crash test.

ADAC, Germany’s largest automobile club, tested the car under the new EuroNCAP’s stricter rules, which require a car to have electronic stability control (ESC) to gain five stars and take into account the presence of a speed limiter on the car.

Under the old rules it is reported that the car would have received three stars for adult protection, but under the new system it failed to gain even one.

Some of the criticisms from the test were that the driver’s airbag was incorrectly placed, that sharp metal parts were not covered or padded, and that the clutch and brake pedals could damage the driver’s feet.

The ADAC said the car was not on a par with those produced by European manufacturers and insisted that the safety cell be improved.

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