August 9, 2007
Chinese car Amulet miserably fails in crash test
The latest to join the list of unsafe Chinese products is cars. A leading Russian car magazine decided to put to test the $9,000 Amulet, a top Chinese model selling in Russia. Apparently Russia is China’s biggest auto-export market and the company has sold 10,119 cars in the first half of 2007. But after looking at the test it seems the picture will change, as you can see in the test the sedan’s front end is crumpled, the A pillar collapses and the driver’s door pop’s out of the frame.
Chery contends that the test was biased. The lab that conducted it is owned by Russia’s biggest car maker, OAO Avtovaz, a major Chery competitor.