Chinese SUV Scores Zero in European Safety Test

On the eve of its UK launch, the JiangLing Landwind 4x4 has been rated zero in safety tests, making it not only the first China-built car to be sold in Europe, but also the most unsafe vehicle in 20 years of testing by German auto club ADAC. In fact, the club said the Landwind, outwardly a virtual 1997 Honda Passport clone, is the worst performer in its 20-year testing history, offering little protection to the driver and passengers in the event of a front, side or rear crash. The paper tiger SUV is already on sale in Holland, Germany and Belgium, where buyers have already begun stacking mayonnaise-drenched pomme frites behind the dash to add another layer of crash protection. [Thanks to Daniel for the tip.]

Chinese 4x4 gets zero in safety test [The Times (UK)]

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