Euro NCAP: Mitsubishi Space Star / Mirage scores 4-star safety rating image

Euro NCAP has awarded the new Mitsubishi Space Star / Mirage with a four-star safety rating after the car was crash tested by the European safety specialists.

The Mitsubishi Space Star has scored 90 percent in Adult Occupant protection, 72 percent in Child Occupant protection, 73 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 55 percent in Safety Assist. Euro NCAP says that in the Adult Occupant protection, the passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Good protection was indicated by dummy readings on the knees and femurs of both driver and front passenger. In the side barrier test, the model scored maximum points and in the side pole test, chest protection was adequate. Good protection was seen against whiplash injuries.

In the Child Occupant protection, the model was rated as good, in the frontal impact test, for both the 18 month dummy and the 3 year dummy. The bumper of the car scored maximum points in Pedestrian Safety but the front edge of the bonnet showed marginal protection to the pelvis. The ESC is standard on the Mitsubishi Space Star’s new generation. The model tested was a Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2 5-door hatchback.