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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Brazil’s unsafe cars taking a deadly toll

Ford Ka cars are assembled in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. The Ford Ka hatchback sold in Europe scored a high safety rating of four out of five stars when it was tested by Euro NCAP in 2008; its Latin American version scored one star. Ford acknowledged that model is built on an outdated platform and will be updated by 2015.