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Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 1.8 Invite, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 1.8 Invite, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 29 pts | 81%
Head: Adequate, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.1 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.5 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
5.5 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 39 pts | 80%
PERFORMANCE
11.4 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Römer Baby Safe Plus ISOfix
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Römer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
4.0 pts
See comments
Total 12 pts | 34%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
7.5 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
4.7 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ASC
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 1.8 Invite, LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1385kg
VIN from which rating applies applies to cars ordered from February 18 2009
Seat tested Standard, cloth trim
Class SMALL FAMILY
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag dual stage
Front passenger frontal airbag dual stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable during the frontal impact. Dummy readings suggested that the head of the driver had 'bottomed-out' the airbag. Without the penalty applied for this, the driver would have scored maximum points for all body regions. The knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger were well protected during the test. Mitsubishi showed that the same level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes or those sat in different positions. In the side barrier impact, protection was rated as good for all parts of the body. However, although it did not open, the driver's door became unlatched and the car was penalised. In the side pole test, protection of the chest was rated as weak owing to the extent of rib deflection, and protection of the abdomen was marginal. The protection offered against whiplash injury was also rated as marginal.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings alone, the car scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year old in the front and side tests. The 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 sufficiently clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
No points were awarded for the protection offered by the front edge of the bonnet to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet provided poor protection in most of the areas likely to hit by an adult's head.

Safety assist
As a result of Euro NCAP's new rating scheme, Mitusbishi have made electronic stability control more widely available. From the middle of February 2009, Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (MASTC) is available as standard on most Lancer variants and as an option on all others throughout Europe. Consumers should be aware that some cars in stock may not be equipped with MASTC and Euro NCAP encourages them to choose those which are. A seatbelt reminder system for the driver and passenger seats is standard equipment.

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