ANCAP has published five-star safety ratings for LDV’s MIFA and MIFA 9 people movers.
The traditionally-powered MIFA recorded maximum points for protection of the driver and small female rear passenger in the full-width frontal test. Full points were also recorded for protection offered to the front seat passenger in the frontal offset test, and the driver in the side impact test. A marginal score was recorded for protection of the chest of the driver in the oblique pole test.
The child occupant protection score was high at 88 per cent, but ANCAP said that child restraints for younger children should not be fitted to the third-row centre or right-hand-side seating positions as there are no top-tether anchorages fitted to these seating positions. A high score of 90 per cent was achieved for its collision avoidance capability in the safety assist assessment area.
ANCAP said the electric MIFA 9 also performed well, scoring maximum points for protection of the driver and small female rear passenger in the full-width frontal test. A positive result was also recorded for the MIFA 9’s vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility, with only a minimal penalty applied given its favourable front-end design, which ANCAP said reduces potential injury to occupants of other vehicles.
Like the MIFA, the MIFA 9 scored 88 per cent for the child occupant protection score with the same advice regarding the lack of top-tether anchorages to third-row centre and right-hand-side seating positions. In the safety assist assessment area, the MIFA 9 also achieved a score of 90 per cent for collision avoidance capability.