/ACTIVITIES REPORT 2017
Since 2010 Latin NCAP has been working in Latin America and the Caribbean to raise consumer awareness about vehicles safety in the region. Latin NCAPâ€™s work has changed the regional market and started to accelerate improvements in the last two years, earlier and beyond any governmental requirements. Although Latin NCAP has limited funds, almost 60% of sales volume in the largest markets has been covered by our testing in five years. Considering the latest results, Latin NCAP tested at least two thirds of the top 30 selling models in Brazil in 2017. This is a major achievement for an organisation like Latin NCAP with all of the funding it receives coming from outside our region. Thanks to this, Latin NCAP has become a trusted source of independent reference for consumers and to media. The great results of the hard work became more relevant when massive sale models started to be improved as a consequence of Latin NCAPâ€™s publications and when very popular cars are being launched with safety levels above government regulations. The organizationâ€™s understanding is that all this happens because the market is reacting, consumers are more informed, media is informing better, and buyers such as fleet managers or individual buyers are asking for better safety without having to pay more. The power of individual consumers as well as fleets managers are shaping the market. We make a call to keep pushing in this direction and to all those who have not yet joined the push for safer cars we call them to join our efforts. Insurance companies can offer incentives for those models with 4 and 5 star ratings, fleet managers, private and from government agencies can announce with 1 year in advance the purchase of only four and five star models, key stakeholders inside the car manufacturers can lead the market with voluntary improvements in safety beyond governmental requirements and earlier. We call you to push for safer cars as a social responsibility, as a way to transfer a basic human value, to benefit the whole society. Latin NCAP is committed to bring even more efforts to democratize safety, Latin Americans should not pay more for basic safety features offered in developed markets at even lower prices than in our region. Join us!
Alejandro Furas Latin NCAP Secretary General
Latin NCAP Members
Latin NCAP Supporters
Stop The Crash On March 10 Latin NCAP co-hosted together with the Uruguayan Road Safety Agency (UNASEV) a Stop the Crash event in Montevideo, Uruguay where ESC demonstrations were developed. The event received very good media attention, all local TV channels were there and many national authorities participated, including the Vice President of Uruguay, Raul Sendic.
Road Safety Regional Workshop On March 13 and 14 Latin NCAP participated of the Latin America and the Caribbean Road Safety Regional Workshop in Buenos Aires Argentina, hosted by the Ministry of Transport of Argentina and the National Road Safety Agency of Argentina and co-organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
New Test Results On March 15 Latin NCAP introduced the first crash tests results of the year. The Volkswagen Golf VII achieved five stars for adult occupant and child occupant protection and a Latin NCAP Advanced Award for the AEB system as optional. The Seat Ateca also reached five stars for adult and child occupant protection and earned two Latin NCAP Advanced Awards, one for AEB system as optional and one for pedestrian protection.
Stop The Crash On May 9 Latin NCAP co-hosted together with the Uruguayan Road Safety Agency (UNASEV) a Stop the Crash event in Montevideo, Uruguay where AEB and ABS for motorcycles demonstrations were developed. The event received very good media attention, all local TV channels where there.
New Test Results On May 11 Latin NCAP introduced two new crash tests results with an updated result of the Chevrolet Onix (zero stars for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection) and the Kia Rio Sedan (zero stars for Adult Occupant Protection and one star for Child Occupant Protection).
New Test Results On June 7 Latin NCAP introduced one new crash test result. The Renault Captur, manufactured in Brazil achieved a solid four star performance for adult occupant protection and three stars in child occupant protection. The presentation of this result was done online on Latin NCAPâ€™s website and alongside with the 25th International Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles in Detroit, USA.
Board of Directors Meeting and General Assembly On June 14 and 15 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Latin NCAP hosted its Annual General Assembly where the new authorities of the Board of Directors and Control Board were elected. Ricardo Morales Rubio was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding María Fernanda Rodríguez who served as Chairperson of the first Latin NCAP’s Board of Directors since 2014. Ricardo Morales is the President of the Colombia Automobile Club and has been a Latin NCAP member since 2014. His life has been permanently related to the automobile sector and has been promoter and director of Classic and Vintage Clubs.
Auto de Oro Awards On July 19, Latin NCAP participated as a main speaker at the Auto de Oro Awards Ceremony organized by Nitro Magazine in Lima, Peru.
FIA American Congress During the first days of August, the FIA hosted its annual American Congress in Toronto, Canada. Once again Latin NCAP made a presentation and introduced three new crash test results.
New Test Results On August 1st, Latin NCAP introduced three new crash test results. The passengerâ€™s version of the Chevrolet N300 reach 0-star, one star for the A segment Fiat Mobi and two stars for the Kia New Rio Sedan.
Stop The Crash On August 16 Latin NCAP co-hosted together with Global NCAP and PARAR Institute (Brazilian Fleet association) a Stop the Crash event for the fleet staff from automotive companies in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In this event there were ESC demonstrations, AEB demonstrations and ABS for motorcycles.
Global NCAP Annual Meeting & Euro NCAP 20 Years During this month, Latin NCAP participated of Global NCAPâ€™s Annual Meeting and its related activities in Antwerp, Belgium including the 20th anniversary of Euro NCAP.
Press Day On September 14 and 15 Latin NCAP hosted the Press Day at ADAC Laboratory in Landsberg, Germany. 13 media outlets participated of the two day experience: Autoblog (Argentina), TN Autos (Argentina), Clarin (Argentina), Autos Semanario (Argentina), Nitro (Peru), Auto Esporte Globo (Brazil), UOL Carros (Brazil), Revista Auto Esporte (Brazil), Folha do Sao Paulo (Brazil), Discovery Channel (Canada), Milenio (Mexico), El Mundo (Spain), Autoblog (Uruguay). The journalists had the chance to join the whole process of crash test: preparation, test and evaluation of the vehicle. The Press Days included Latin NCAP pole impact test, Latin NCAP frontal impact test and AEB and Pedestrian Protection demonstrations.
New Test Results On September 26 Latin NCAP introduced two new crash tests results. The Volkswagen Polo and the Toyota Corolla. The recently launched Volkswagen Polo, produced in Brazil, offers five stars protection for adult occupant protection and five stars for child occupant protection. The recently updated Toyota Corolla to 7 airbags and ESC as standard achieved five stars for Adult Occupant Protection and five stars for Child Occupant Protection.
Latin NCAP Awards Latin NCAP delivered to Toyota and Volkswagen the Awards for the latest results; they received the Five Stars Award and Latin NCAP Advanced Award, in ceremonies organised in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2017 Regional Workshop On October 11 Latin NCAP participated as a speaker at the Regional Workshop for Safer Vehicles organized by the Uruguayan Road Safety Agency (UNASEV) in Montevideo, Uruguay.
New Test Results On October 25 Latin NCAP introduced one new crash test result. The Ford Ka, which is the third best-selling car in Brazil and also produced in Brazil, achieved zero stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection.
Guide to Buy a Safe Efficient Car On October 31 El Poder del Consumidor and The Mexican Red Cross, launched the â€œGuide to Buy a Safe and Efficient Carâ€?, which Latin NCAP supports.
Conferences in Brazil On November 8 Latin NCAP participated as a speaker at the Car Body SAE Conference and on November 9 Latin NCAP made a presentation during the Global Conference of PARAR (Brazilian Fleet association) both in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
New Test Results On November 16 Latin NCAP introduced one new crash test result. The Renault Kwid produced in Brazil, achieved three stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection.
UN Workshop On November 14 and 15 the FIA, the Touring and Automóvil Club de Colombia (ACC) organised a capacity-building workshop on the United Nations Road Safety Conventions in Bogota, Colombia. Latin NCAP participated as one of the main speakers of the workshop.
CESVI Safer Car Awards On November 27th, Cesvi Argentina hosted "Safer Car" and Latin NCAP was invited to participate in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Latin American Child Restraint Systems Evaluation Programme (PESRI) On November 28 a new child safety web site, which includes a safety performance comparison of more than 70 child restraint systems sold in Latin America, was launched with the support of Global NCAP. The Latin American Child Restraint Systems Evaluation Programme (PERSI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership working to achieve the UN’s road safety Global Goals, by providing parents in Latin America with an independent assessment of some of the most commonly available Child Restraint Systems. Partners in the programme include Global NCAP, ICRT, Fundación Gonzalo Rodriguez (Uruguay), ProTeste (Brazil), ODECU (Chile), El Poder del Consumidor (Mexico), and FIA Region IV. www.pesri.org
New Test Results On December 12 Latin NCAP introduced three new crash tests results. The updated Nissan Murano produced in the United States, achieved five stars for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection. The Nissan Kicks achieved four stars for Adult Occupant Protection and four stars for Child Occupant Protection. The Chevrolet Aveo, produced in Mexico, achieved zero stars for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection.
/MEDIA IMPACT 2017
During 2017 Latin NCAP achieved constant media impact throughout the region, issuing 12 press releases. The programme got vast international coverage of some of the most important media outlets worldwide. The development of the Media Day was key to achieve outstanding reports.
TN Autos: https://tn.com.ar/autos/lo-ultimo/seguridad-vial-asi-quedan-los-autos-despues-de-una-prueba-de-choque_820841
Discovery Channel: https://youtu.be/OZxNt2VnuGQ
Globo TV: https://globoplay.globo.com/v/6203213/programa/
/MANUFACTURERS In 2017 manufacturers continued to include Latin NCAP results for advertisement in their car models: The main manufacturers using Latin NCAP results on their communications were Volkswagen with the results of the Polo and the Golf VII, Toyota with the result of the Corolla and Seat with the Ateca.
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