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Mitsubishi Colt

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
25
Front: 9.2
Side: 13.4
Seatbelt reminder: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
30
PEDESTRIAN
*
7


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Adequate, Neck: Good, Chest: Marginal, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Marginal, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Adequate
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus ISOFIX, forward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2005
Kerb weight970kg
VIN from which rating applies*XMCXNZ34A5F060728*

Comments
Front impact
The driver dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and the chest made contact with the rim of the steering-wheel. Structures in the dashboard represented a potential hazard to the driver and passenger's knee and femur protection. Part of the power steering mechanism moved rearward, opening a spot-welded seam and rupturing the driver's footwell. Mitsubishi inform us that 5-door cars from chassis number *XMCXNZ34A5F075819* incorporate improvements to the footwell area, although Euro NCAP has not assessed the modified cars.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, the 3 year old dummy's head moved forward further than Euro NCAP recommends. The passenger's airbag can be deactivated to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be placed in that seating position. However, the switch for doing this did not meet Euro NCAP's requirements. The presence of the ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not sufficiently clearly marked.

Pedestrian
Both the bumper and the leading edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection they offered to pedestrians.

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