The tested model of Mitsubishi 380 was introduced in Australia during 2005. Vehicles tested after 1 January 2008 require Electronic Stability Control in order achieve a 5 star rating. This vehicle was tested prior to this date and may or may not meet this new requirement.
Dual front airbags and thorax side airbags are standard equipment. ABS/EBD brakes are also standard. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat. A "rest reminder" and speed alarm are provided in the trip computer. Doors automatically unlock in a front or side crash. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. These seat belts also have load limiters. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.
Published: 19 September 2006