MG6 Disappoints With 4-Star ANCAP Rating…5-Star For Holden Traxx, Peugeot 208 And Citroen DS5

by under News on 13 Aug 2013 10:35:58 PM13 Aug 2013

British brand MG’s low-key return to the Australian market has received a set-back with the MG6 model falling short in the latest round of ANCAP barrier testing and returning only a four-star rating.


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Car Showroom has not seen nor driven the latest MGs - in fact MG has never bothered to contact us -  but ANCAP was scathing after the MG6’s barrier test (frontal offset) resulted in serious leg injuries for the driver and front-seat passenger while deployment of the driver’s airbag still allowed head contact with the outer rim of the steering wheel  - the first time we’ve heard of any airbag-equipped car failing so badly.


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“Consumers now expect new car to have a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, so the 4 star rating for the MG6 may be a deal breaker for some when it comes to making their purchase decision,” explained ANCAP boss Lauchlan McIntosh.

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Conversely the Holden Traxx, Peugeot 208 and Citroen DS5 also scored the maximum five-star rating from ANCAP.

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