In the latest edition of the Chinese crash test C-NCAP, the luxury model Geely Emgrand EC8 got five stars. Although for the observes this result is not surprising, it is worth to noting that thanks to the highest score 49,6 points set a new record for Chinese cars. Unfortunately, parameters of crash test in China are still less demanding for cars than in Europe. The main difference is a speed - 56 km/h instead of 64 km/h. For comparison, Peugeot 508 scored 49 points in China in the same edition of the tests.
Geely consistently implements its plan to become the most innovative producer in China. Ealier groundbraking results received two models - Panda, the first small city car with 5 stars and Emgrand EC7 (46,8 points) which was the safest Chinese car so far. Moreover, EC7 got four stars in Euro NCAP crash test last time. The information about luxury EC8 is also important for European clients, because this car (and smaller Panda) will complement Geely offer in Europe in future. Emgrand EC8, as the flagship model of company, offers the newest technology of producer. This 4,905 mm length car could be equipped with original active safety technology - tire monitoring and safety control technology (BMBS). The BMBS combines the machinery, computing, electronic control and hydraulic control, and can monitor tire pressure on a real-time basis, alert drivers of the changes, and brake the vehicle proactively, thus ensuring driving safety in the event of a tire blowout. The technology has been put to the test for many times and has been proven of great significance to the automobile industry. At the moment the engine range includes only two Mitsubishi units - 2.0l (136 hp) and 2.4l (156 hp). Shortage of Diesel could delay of the decision to introduce the model in Europe. As a reminder, Geely already has started expansion in Italy and Great Britain, and its first model is a smaller sedan EC7.
The Chinese announced last year that will equalize parameters of their tests with the European. In addition to a change in velocity, they will also start scored safety systems such as ESP, and the maximum score will increase from 51 to 62 points. In the last "old" edition of crash tests, five stars got another two Chinese models - JAC B15 and BYD S6, styled SUV Lexus RX, which is expected in Europe in 2013, also as a hybrid version S6DM.
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