Much of the fear out there about Volvo's near-finalized sale to Geely revolves around the terrible safety reputation Chinese cars have gained ever since everyone saw the Brilliance B6 crinkle up like a pop can in a European test a few years back. Well, news from Geely today is indicating that it's the Volvo of Chinese cars, even if that's like saying that Sweden is the most tropical of all Scandinavian countries. We need to study up on how stringent China's C-NCAP crash test standards are, but Geely has announced that its Panda minicar is the first Chinese vehicle to achieve a five-star rating in the tests. As such, it has earned the title of "safest minicar in China."
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