There are things that can not and should not be tested during an endurance test. For example the airbags. Nevertheless, it interested us, what would happen in case of a case? How effective is the protection of the seven airbags?
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid - crash test
The Euro NCAP 1997 was founded and is now supported by seven European governments and automotive and consumer organizations from all EU countries. This made Euro NCAP a standard for the crashworthiness and safety of modern vehicles.
At Euro NCAP, standardized tests are used to assess the consequences of serious accidents. The prerequisites and circumstances are the same for all automobile manufacturers. At the end there is an award of “stars” for the overall result.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV crash test:
One does not wish it for an owner, but nevertheless accidents belong to the daily traffic. All the better if accident protection is both passive and active as comprehensive as possible.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has seven airbags. Including a knee airbag and airbags in front of the side windows (housed in the upper roof rail and the B-pillar). Of course, he has ABS and ESP on board for active accident prevention. But there are also a Auffahrwarner and a Lane Keeping Assistant.
The NCAP crash test - 5 stars for the Outlander
In the video above you can see very well how exemplary the body converts the impact energy into planned deformation and thus takes the energy out of the crash. The loads of the occupants Euro NCAP has shown in this graph:
What is very pleasing are the many green areas in the graphic. The driver and front passenger of an Outlander plug-in hybrid is very well protected from serious injury.
Now these results are not meant to be carte blanche, but it is good to know that if the worst comes to the worst, the Outlander is an extremely safe vehicle. For our long-term test, we still want to forego our “own” crash test 🙂
The complete results of the Euro NCAP crash test for the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid are available in .pdf form in this link.