Mitsubishi ASX Gets Five-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating
Euro NCAP says the vehicle reacted pretty well in most tests and the cabin remained stable during the impact, thus providing extra protection to the passengers, be them children or adults.
"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," Euro NCAP said in the test results.
"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."
However, the driver was not fully protected, as the driver's feet and ankles were exposed to risks of injuries, thus making Euro NCAP award the ASX with a marginal rating at this chapter. On the other hand, the Mitsubishi crossover scored the maximum points in the side barrier impact, while proving to be weaker in the more severe pole test. Protection of the chest area was weak, said Euro NCAP who also mentioned that protection was only marginal against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
autoevolution has recently tested (not crash tested, although we must admit that this sounds quite interesting) the ASX, so stay tuned to find our opinions on the Mitsubishi crossover.
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