mitsubishi mirage awarded 4-star rating at euro ncap 2013 protocol test

CIRENCESTER, UK - Euro NCAP has released the result of its latest crash test campaign where Mitsubishi Motors’ all-new Mirage was featured. Overall, Mirage achieved a very high 4-star rating (2013 protocol).[1]

In details:

  • Adult Occupant: 90%   
  • Child Occupant: 72%   
  • Pedestrian: 73%   
  • Safety Assist: 55%   

These are excellent results, better than those of Mirage direct competitors and consistent with Mitsubishi Motors’ engineering objectives within the technical constraints (packaging) of these small upper-A/lower-B-Segment cars.

A safe driving experience

As a reminder, Mirage’s “Global Small” architecture has been engineered to offer a high level of safety – both active and passive – within its compact dimensions, with a host of built-in safety features.

Complying with the times, Mirage is built around a high-efficiency architecture which proves to be both lightweight yet strong and safe, with a good level of safety within its compact dimensions and similar to cars of a similar size:

  • Starting point was Mitsubishi Motors’ patented “RISE” (“Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution”) active structure, meant to efficiently absorb an impact from all directions and to disperse it.
  • Improving on it for Mirage, Mitsubishi R&D added straight and large section front cross-members, so called “Multi-load pass frame”. Together with a reinforced cabin, they contribute to better energy management in case of a front crash.
  • In the area of pedestrian safety, Mirage does obviously comply with the new EU regulations enforced from 2013, incl.:
    • Head protection:
      • High(er) bonnet line meant to create a larger buffer between (soft) bonnet panel and (hard) engine underneath
      • Crushable energy absorbing cowl top / wiper area and front fenders
    • Leg protection:
      • Energy absorbing frame behind front bumper
      • Energy absorbing headlamp area.
  • Mirage front seats offer themselves a high safety level with double pre-tensioner (retractor and lap outer) + force limiter seatbelts as well as a built-inwhiplash injury reduction design.
  • Door and tailgate latches feature a disengaging function to reduce the risk of unexpected opening in the event of a crash.
  • Last but not least, Mirage is available with:
    • 6 airbags standard (incl. side & curtain)
    • Standard active safety features, incl:
      • ABS + Active Stability Control + Traction Control + Brake Assist
      • Hill Start Assist (CVT only) + Emergency Stop Signal System


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Mitsubishi Mirage awarded 4-star Euro NCAP rating

Mitsubishi Mirage awarded 4-star Euro NCAP rating

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