With the aim of raising the safety standards of all the models that make up the country's automotive fleet, CESVI Argentina, with the support of Latin NCAP Argentine Association of Insurance Companies (AACS) and Insurers of the Interior of the Argentine Republic (ADIRA), presented the awards Crash test Safer Cars de 2020.
The winners of each category, who obtained the better price-safety ratio in its base versions, They were the following ones:
- BOY: Toyota Yaris Hatchback XS MT
- MEDIUM: Toyota Yaris Sedan XS MT
- COMPACT SUV: Volkswagen Nivus 200 TSI Comfortline
- MEDIUM SUV: Ford Territory 1.5T SEL
- PICK UP: Chevrolet S10 2.8 TD 4 × 2 DC LS
- EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY: Mercedes Benz GLB 250 4MATIC
- GOLDEN CAR: Toyota Yaris Hatchback XS MT
HOW THEY ARE CHOSEN
All the cars participated in the election, in their base version, and the restylings that have undergone improvements in terms of safety, launched between January and December 2020 and which were analyzed in the Experimentation Workshop from CESVI Argentina, where their active safety, passive safety, structural behavior and driving assistance were examined.
The score in each of these items determines the Safety Index, which is then linked to the sale value to finally determine the price-safety ratio that is rewarded.
The Safety Index is a value that is expressed from 1 to 100. It is established by evaluating the different systems and characteristics of the vehicle, with the weighting of more than 160 items and factors based on the security they provide to the occupants of a vehicle. It is important to note that vehicles must have at least 50 points in the Safety Index to consecrate yourself.
The Auto de Oro category distinguished the model that obtained the best Price-Safety ratio of all segments. For its part, Excellence in Safety, awarded the vehicle that achieved the highest Safety Index within the select group of those that exceed 80 points.
“The Crash Test awards have been consolidated in our country for the objectivity and seriousness they represent. We are proud of the contribution they have made to raising the safety standards of base models. If we compare that first edition with this one, we easily notice an evolution that translates into greater safety for people ”, said Marcelo aiello, General Manager of CESVI Argentina.