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C-NCAP awards the BYD F5 Suri top marks in safety tests
Darren Moss
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1 min read
16 September 2013

The BYD F5 Suri has been awarded a five-star safety rating in the C-NCAP test, China's equivalent of the Euro-NCAP.

The F5 has also set a new record for home-grown Chinese brands with its score, which has also beaten rivals from Western brands like Ford and Volkswagen

In particular, testers praised the F5's front seatbelt pre-tensioners, front airbags and air curtain. The car also performed well during impacts, with testers noting that the F5 maintained its basic shape with no noticeable deformation to both the A and B pillars.

It is understood that the C-NCAP test is broadly similar to the Euro-NCAP equivalent, although small differences in testing methods are expected. C-NCAP is just one of a number of vehicle testing organisations using the NCAP banner, with similar groups covering Australia and New Zealand with ANCAP, and the Latin NCAP covering Latin America.

BYD says it currently has no plans to bring the F5 to the UK. However, a fleet of BYD E6 electric vehicles are already on trial with several UK fleet operators.

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devil's advocate 17 September 2013

Thanks for the history lesson above

Obviously in your opinion I do not know what I am talking about to your satisfaction. The "3rd World" definition might originally have been used as you suggest.

I believe it is more commonly used to describe an underdeveloped economy with vast potential for growth. As such, most of China still has a long way to go, as have India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and others where the vast majority of the population exist in what we class as poverty.

China has the world's largest population and India 2nd largest, therefore will eventually become the top two economies. If the economists, analysts and you believe otherwise so be it.

As you put it - "Might I also add that it is my opinion that your opinion is based on an absence of knowledge of forecasting, regression or macro-economics."

My experience is of starting an engineering manufacturing business 35 years ago, which has always been profitable and self financing. It now employs 183 people and is what I base my opinion on. I am now semi retired and leave the management I employ to get on with their jobs. I have also ignored the economists and advisors who told me I was running my business badly.

With regards to Jaguar and Land Rover I agree with you. When owned by FORD and before that Jaguar and Land Rover as two parts of the BLMC; then Jaguar as a stand alone company managed by Sir John Egan, and Land Rover owned by BMW; no plan had a chance to succeed because the respective parent companies changed management before any plan was able to succeed.

John Egan did however sell the company to FORD as a £300 million pound company with a £1.3 billion premium. I think Jaguar was reasonably successful when run by Sir William Lyons who started the business.

I would think we may well continue to differ on our opinions.

5wheels 16 September 2013

BYD

I am still stuck on the east side of the old curtain - which is interesting for cars as we get a much wider variety here than in Europe. BYD which always reminds me of the thing a lady washes her #@$% in but actually means - daft as it is - Build Your Dreams, are sold in increasing numbers as the lower classes ditch their ancient Fiat based Lada's. I have seen numerous BYD's in minor bumbs and they have almost collapsed and are deffinately write-offs. I am therefore amazed at these results and hope that the Chinese art of painting the framework has not managed to a hold of the testing sytem.

5wheels 16 September 2013

BYD

I am still stuck on the east side of the old curtain - which is interesting for cars as we get a much wider variety here than in Europe. BYD which always reminds me of the thing a lady washes her #@$% in but actually means - daft as it is - Build Your Dreams, are sold in increasing numbers as the lower classes ditch their ancient Fiat based Lada's. I have seen numerous BYD's in minor bumbs and they have almost collapsed and are deffinately write-offs. I am therefore amazed at these results and hope that the Chinese art of painting the framework has not managed to a hold of the testing sytem.

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