Crash Test: 0 Stars Rated

ANCAP: Poor Safety Ratings for MG 5 & Scorpio
ANCAP safety & crash testing a MG5

Since 1993, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program has been conducting tests and assigning ratings to cars in order to ascertain their level of safety in a crash. Most recently, two additional models were added to the one with a zero-star rating: the Mitsubishi Express van in 2021, the MG 5, and the Mahindra Scorpio.

For numerous grounds, the attempt was unsuccessful. The beginner trim stage of the sedan does not possess even seatbelt pretensioners while the costlier version is only equipped with them for the first two seats. Furthermore, the MG 5 misses out on blind spot observance and lane assistance; and the autonomous emergency braking coming into play is limited.

The MG 5’s disadvantages were mirrored in its safety ranking, as the sedandid poorly in the Adult Occupant Protection standings with only 37 percent and Child Occupant Protection attaining 58 percent. Additionally, Vulnerable Road User Protection scored a mere 42 percent and Safety Assist received 13 percent.

ANCAP safety & crash testing a Mahindra Scorpio

As regards to the Mahindra Scorpio, the body-on-frame SUV didn’t perform any better either. ANCAP assessed it as 44 percent for adult occupant safety and 80 percent for child protection. It only gained 23 percent in the Vulnerable Road User Protection appraisal and 0 percent with regards to Safety Assist. In Australia, it is sold with six places while in New Zealand it is accessible with a seven-seat formation; with the middle row’s central chair coming with a lap-only seatbelt.

The Mahindra Scorpio acquired a remarkable five-star evaluation from Global NCAP close to a year back. However, how can there be so much distinction between the two crash evaluations? Global NCAP mainly centers on crash security while ANCAP focuses more on active safety measures to forestall a crash.

ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg, stated that MG and Mahindra have “misjudged the safety expectations of today’s customers. This serves as a stark reminder that not all cars provide the same level of safety – even when they are brand new models.”

Sources: ANCAP (1), ANCAP (2)

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