The Chevrolet Aveo was recently put through a 40 MPH offset crash test by LatinNCAP, the equivalent of EuroNCAP for Latin America, achieving extremely poor results. The driver's chest and legs were crushed by the dashboard as the car's bodyshell dramatically collapsed. The car was fitted with seatbelt pretensioners but without airbags, which wouldn't have helped since there was no survival space left. This model is manufactured and sold in Mexico, where it is by far the top selling car. The Aveo made in Mexico was also sold in Canada as the Pontiac Wave G3 sedan, so the results of this test also apply to that version of the car. LatinNCAP made a request to General Motors to stop selling this car in Mexico, but so far the company hasn't responded.
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