It’s pretty uncommon for a automobile to attain a whopping zero begin in a crash check right here within the twenty first century. We’ve labored fairly rattling arduous to ensure that even the most affordable, shittiest machines nonetheless have one thing holding them collectively and protecting the oldsters inside secure. Not so with the Ford Ka. Buckle up, buds, as a result of we’re about to see what makes a zero-star crash check so unhealthy.
Should you haven’t heard of the Ka earlier than, you may be forgiven. It’s a teeny little subcompact that, for some time, was solely out there in Brazil however has since expanded to be offered in India, Mexico, South Africa, Argentina, and Europe. It’s the second-best promoting automobile in Brazil after the Hyundai HB20, however the Latin New Automotive Evaluation Program (NCAP) has a hell of so much to say about it—and none of it notably good.
I’ll allow you to simply take a look at what we’re speaking about right here:
There are… a whole lot of issues with the Ka. It doesn’t deal with notably nicely, it’s fairly sluggish, and it isn’t outfitted with the form of security options that will make you are feeling secure driving it round. Right here’s what we’re speaking about:
- 34 % grownup safety (sure, that’s out of 100%)
- 9 % youngster occupant safety
- 50 % pedestrian safety
- Seven % security options
You may learn the complete outcomes from the Latin NCAP check right here.
What that each one means is, principally, that the Ka doesn’t have a whole lot of security options, so in the event you’re behind the wheel—or a passenger—you’re at risk. There are, basically, no aspect airbags. There aren’t any particular protecting measures for kids. If the Ka will get in a crash, you’re most likely going to get whiplash on the very finest.
And, as you’ll be able to probably inform from the video, the truth that it simply, uh, disintegrates isn’t all that promising, both.