Mitsubishi Lancer Collision Tests

Mitsubishi Lancer

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Lancer 2003

Category: Small Car

Variant: 4 Door Sedan

Built: From August 2003

Offset Frontal Impact: "After the crash tools were required to open the driver's door. During the crash a metal bracket behind the dash bent downwards and exposed a shard edge which was a hazard to the driver's right knee. The knee slider measurement was high for this knee, indicating the potential for knee injury."

Side Impact Results: "Protection from serious chest injury was poor for the driver."

Pedestrian: 2/4.

Overall Mitsubishi Performance: 3/5. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver in the offset front impact test. Protection from serious chest injury was poor for the driver in case of side impact.


Lancer 1997 -

Category: Small Car

Variant: 4 Door Sedan

Built: From 1996

Offset Frontal Impact: "After the crash tools were required to open the driver's door... the head possibly hit the steering wheel. Components within the knee impact zone were found to be hazardous to the driver's knees. "

Side Impact Results: "Chest protection was poor and there was a slight risk of serious abdomen injury. "

Pedestrian: 2/4.

Overall Mitsubishi Performance: 2/5. Poor. The passenger compartment was substantially deformed in the offset front test. Protection from serious leg injury was poor for the driver and chest protection was weak for both driver and passenger. There was a high risk of serious chest injury for the driver in the side impact test.

"Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page."


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(Last Updated: February 9, 2004.)


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