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Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX, 2WD, 1.8 diesel 'Invite', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX, 2WD, 1.8 diesel 'Invite', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 86%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Marginal, Left foot: Marginal
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.0 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.0 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 38 pts | 78%
PERFORMANCE
9.3 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1 S
Group1
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
11.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G0/1 S
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 22 pts | 60%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
17.6 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
4.0 pts


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


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Mitsubishi ASX, 2WD, 1.8 diesel 'Invite', LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1450kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies ASXs of the specification tested
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 meeting fitment requirements
Side head airbags meeting fitment requirements
Driver knee airbag
Electronic Stability Control Active Stability Control, optional but meeting fitment requirements
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger seats


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment of the ASX remained stable in the frontal impact with only slight rearward deformation of the windscreen pillar. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both front seat occupants. Mitsubishi showed that occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions would be similarly well protected. Protection of the driver's feet and ankles was rated as marginal. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier impact, with good protection of all body areas. However, in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest area was weak. Protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was well controlled. In the side barrier test, both the 3 year and the 18month dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints. The front passenger airbag can be disabled 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 clear. The dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a permanently attached label.

Pedestrian
The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs in most areas, but was poor in places. The front edge of the bonnet scored and was poor in all areas tested. In most areas likely to be hit by the head of a child, the bonnet provided good protection. Likewise, the bonnet offered good protection in almost all areas likely to be hit by an adult's head.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard on all variants except for a base-specification car available in a few European countries, on which it is an option. As sales of ESC as standard equipment exceed Euro NCAP's requirements, the system qualifies for assessment and has been awarded three points. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and front passenger seats.

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