The international Association Global NCAP, which specializes in conducting independent crash tests, conducted safety tests of the Chinese pickup truck Great Wall Steed 5 in the version for the South African market. The car in the basic configuration received zero stars out of five possible ones.
The basic configuration of the Great Wall Steed 5 pickup truck for South Africa does not include airbags, as well as an anti-lock brake system and an EDB brake force distribution function. The cost of a car on the South African market is 202,000 Rand (approximately 13,300 dollars at the current exchange rate).
During the crash test, experts simulated a pickup truck with four passengers colliding with a deformable barrier at a speed of 64 kilometers per hour. At the moment of impact, the dummy driver hit his head on the steering wheel, while the front passenger was thrown into the torpedo. The rear mannequins imitating children also suffered significant damage. In addition, the interior of the Great Wall was subjected to a serious deformation, in connection with which experts concluded that if there were airbags in the configuration, they are unlikely to help avoid severe injuries.
According to the test results, experts gave the Chinese pickup zero safety stars out of five possible. According to them, in case of an accident, the owners of Great Wall Steed 5 can get damages incompatible with life.
In mid-November, the Global NCAP Association conducted a crash test of the right-hand drive Maruti Suzuki S-Presso for the Indian market. During a head-on collision, the crossover received a zero safety rating for adult passengers.