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  • In this March 6, 2008 photo, Ford Ka cars are assembled in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. The Ford Ka hatchback sold in Europe scored four stars when it was tested by Euro NCAP in 2008; its Latin American version scored one star. Ford acknowledged that particular Ka is built on an outdated platform, and said it cannot be compared with the European version of the same name. More than 10,000 cars roll off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers a day. The country is now the fourth larges

    Unsafe cars have resulted in a Brazilian death rate from accidents that is nearly four times that of the U.S.

    LAST UPDATE : May 12, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT
  • Pope Benedict XVI is presented with an electric car in Castel Gandolfo, in the outskirts of Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. The 85-year-old pontiff was presented with his first electric car on Wednesday, a customized white Renault Kangoo for jaunts around the gardens of the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.

    The 85-year-old pontiff was presented with his first electric car, a customized white Renault Kangoo.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 9:30 AM EST