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Here’s an eye-opening crash test done by a Russian magazine of a Chinese-made Chery car. The test is similar to the European standard test, which involves driving a car at 64kph/40mph into a barrier where only a portion of the front of the car hits it. To quote from Autosavant:
The test dummy became so entwined in the wreckage that it had to be removed from the car in pieces; he basically became part of the dashboard and steering wheel. The results were so bad that AvtoRevu called on Chery to immediately withdraw the car from the market. Chery declined to do so.
Chrysler and GM have each established manufacturing agreements with Chery.
For comparison, check out this video of a much smaller Smart Car (manufactured by Mercedes) hitting a wall at 70mph.