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MG6

MG6 1.8 turbo, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

MG6

MG6 1.8 turbo, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 26 pts | 73%
Head: Adequate, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Marginal, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
10.2 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Marginal, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
6.8 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.4 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 35 pts | 71%
PERFORMANCE
8.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax-Römer Baby Safe Plus
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
9.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax-ROMER Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
4.0 pts
See comments
Total 15 pts | 42%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
9.0 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model MG6 1.8 turbo, RHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1490kg
VIN from which rating applies see comments
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger seat


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Although dummy readings were good, there was insufficient pressure in the airbag to prevent the driver's head from making contact, through the fabric of the airbag, with the rim of the steering wheel. The car was penalised for this 'bottoming out' of the airbag. Dummy readings indicated a high load for the driver's left femur, and the steering column adjuster lever was broken during the impact. In the side barrier impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the driver's chest. In the side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. The MG6 is currently on sale only in the UK. MG showed that a left hand drive car would offer similar levels of adult occupant protection.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both the 3 year and the 18 month dummies were properly contained by the shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contacts. The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear and the system was not rewarded. The MG6 is currently sold only in the UK. For this market, the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint without first disabling the passenger airbag are clearly described.

Pedestrian
The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas tested, and scored maximum points. However, the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection and scored no points. In most areas tested, the bonnet provided poor protection to the head of a struck pedestrian.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment, and the system met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is fitted as standard for the driver and front passenger seating positions. A speed limitation device is not offered on the MG6.

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