Ernest Scheyder – Reuters/Chicago Tribune, 04/15/2012
Would you bulletproof a Kia? If you live in Brazil, the answer could very well be yes – to guard against robbers at stop signs in Sao Paulo or traffic jams in Brasilia.
Armor plating isn’t just for aristocrats anymore as the world’s seventh-largest economy grapples with high rates of kidnapping, murder and robbery.
DuPont , widely known as a chemical maker, introduced its bulletproof Kevlar fiber and SentryGlas car kit Armura in 2008 to middle class Brazilian families with Chevrolets, Hondas and yes, even low-cost Kias.