- The LDV Mifa 9 electric MPV gets five-star ANCAP under the 2022 standard
- Petrol LDV is not applicable on Mifa.
- The third row has left-only child seat top tethers.
LDV’s first passenger vehicle and top-of-the-range people mover has achieved a full five stars under the 2022 testing criteria by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
However, the safety rating only applies to the pure electric Mifa 9 – rather than the identical petrol-powered Mifa.
ANCAP praised the three-row Mifa 9 as the only model apart from the latest W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan to achieve maximum safety for the driver and small female rear passenger in the full-width frontal test. Earns points.
But, the safety body warns that child seat restraints for young children should not be installed in the middle or right-hand seats of the third row because there are no upper tether anchor points. All second-row seats have top tethers.
The LDV Mifa 9 EV scored 93 percent in Adult Protection, 88 percent in Child Protection, 73 percent in Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 90 percent in the Safety Assist category.
The Chinese-made electric people mover is one of the last vehicles under ANCAP’s 2022 testing criteria, with tougher tests coming in 2023 that will assess immersion in floodwaters, systems that it Detects if a child is left behind in the vehicle, and tests car-to-motorcycle safety aids.
The 2023 Mifa 9 starts at $106,000 before on-road costs. It comes with a center airbag. front and rear auto emergency braking; Lane Keep Assist; blind spot monitoring; rear cross traffic alert; Door open warning; adaptive cruise control; traffic sign recognition; Changing cameras and sensors as standard.
Opting for the mid-spec Executive variant adds front parking sensors and a 360-degree camera system.
The LDV Mifa and Mifa 9 serve as the spiritual successors to the G10 family of people-mover vans – which only achieved a three-star ANCAP safety rating under the more stringent 2025 testing standard, soon to expire at the end of the year. will go