ANCAP Slams Mahindra and MG with Zero-Star Safety Rating
Do you really want to compromise on safety when buying a new car?
In its latest round of testing, ANCAP has given the Scorpio SUV and MG 5 sedan a zero-star safety rating, citing a lack of safety features and poor collision avoidance performance. Both brands have failed to meet the safety expectations of today’s consumers, according to ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.
ANCAP’s latest testing has delivered a blow to Mahindra and MG, with both the Scorpio SUV and MG 5 sedan receiving a zero-star safety rating. This means that these vehicles offer minimal protection to occupants in the event of a crash.
According to ANCAP, the Scorpio and MG 5 lack essential safety features that have become standard in most new cars. This omission is a significant oversight, considering the ever-increasing demand for safer vehicles.
The MG 5 recorded poor results in the frontal offset and full width tests, with significant injury risks to the driver’s chest and legs, as well as the rear passenger’s chest and legs. This highlights a lack of effort in designing the vehicle to protect occupants in various crash scenarios.
Furthermore, the MG 5 lacks important safety features, such as seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters. These features are crucial in preventing serious injuries during accidents.
The Mahindra Scorpio also fared poorly in ANCAP’s tests, with a mix of good, acceptable, marginal, weak, and poor protection assessments. The rear female passenger in the full width frontal test was at high risk of serious injury due to a penalty applied for high seatbelt loading.
Both the MG 5 and Mahindra Scorpio demonstrate a lack of active collision avoidance systems. This is a major setback in terms of safety, as these systems play a crucial role in preventing accidents in the first place.
In summary, ANCAP’s zero-star rating for the Mahindra Scorpio and MG 5 sends a clear message to car manufacturers: safety cannot be compromised. Consumers and fleet buyers in Australia and New Zealand expect new cars to offer the highest levels of safety. It is hoped that these poor results will prompt significant improvements in future models from both Mahindra and MG.
- Both the Mahindra Scorpio and MG 5 received zero-star ratings from ANCAP.
- Significant injury risks were found in both vehicles, including poor chest and leg protection.
- The MG 5 lacks essential safety features, such as seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters.
- AEB performance is limited or unavailable in both models.
- The Mahindra Scorpio has a high risk of serious injury in various crash tests.
ANCAP’s zero-star safety rating for the Mahindra Scorpio and MG 5 highlights a serious lack of safety features and poor collision avoidance performance in both vehicles. This rating serves as a reminder that not all new cars offer the same level of safety. The pressure is now on Mahindra and MG to improve their safety credentials and meet the expectations of Australian and New Zealand consumers.