Latin and Global New Car Assessment Programs to Call for No Zero Star Cars

Global car safety organizations, consumer advocate Ralph Nader to hold news conference and webcast to unveil latest car crash test results, urge automakers to eliminate Zero Star cars from the global market

Apr 13, 2016, 11:03 ET from Latin NCAP & Global NCAP

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The New Car Assessment Program for Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin NCAP), Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP) and El Poder Consumidor (Consumer Power, Mexico) will host a news conference and webcast on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Washington, DC:

  • Latin NCAP will unveil new crash test results of cars widely sold in Latin America. The findings will underscore a track record of double standards and the consistently low level of safety performance achieved by some car manufacturers in Latin America. A crash tested Zero Star car will be on display outside of the National Press Building on F Street near 14th Street, NW.
  • Global NCAP will call attention to its No Zero Star Cars Campaign, which urges automakers to eliminate Zero Star Cars from the global vehicle fleet.
  • The news conference will take place the day before the UN General Assembly's consideration of recommendations of the inter-governmental Brasilia Declaration, the strongest ever set of global commitments made to road and vehicle safety.


Thursday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. U.S. ET 



Ralph Nader
Consumer Advocate

Maria Fernanda Rodriguez 
President, New Car Assessment Program of Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin NCAP)Alejandro Furas
Secretary-General, Latin NCAP

David Ward
Secretary-General, Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)

Stephan Brodziak
Vehicle Safety Coordinator, El Poder del Consumidor (Mexico)


National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045


For news media not based in the Washington, DC area, this event will be simulcast live online in English, Spanish and Portuguese at Crash test footage, crash test still photographs, and press kit materials also will be available at this website.


A crash tested car will be on display outside of the National Press Building on the 1300
Block of F Street, NW (near 14th St), Washington, DC


The New Car Assessment Program for Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin NCAP) offers consumers independent and transparent information about the safety levels that car models have in the market. Latin NCAP tests are based in international renowned methodologies, with vehicles awarded with a safety rating between 0 and 5 stars, indicating the protection the cars offer to adult and child occupants.


Global NCAP is an independent UK registered charity serving as the global platform for new car assessment programmes worldwide. Global NCAP has consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC), is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. Global NCAP supports the UN Global Goals and Decade for Road Safety.