- The petrol-powered Mifa has been awarded a five-star ANCAP rating under the 2022 standard.
- Same scores with the Mifa 9 EV twin
- Child seats should only be installed in the second row or on the left side of the third row.
The 2023 LDV Mifa people-mover has been awarded a full five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) under 2022 testing criteria.
The rating applies to all petrol-powered variants, but is the same as the fully battery-electric Mifa 9 twin that has already been tested.
The safety body praised the Chinese-made family van for securing maximum points for driver and small female rear passenger in the full-width frontal test, front-seat passenger in the frontal offset test, and driver in the side impact test.
However, it warns that child seats should not be installed in the center or right-hand third-row seats due to the lack of top tether anchorage points. All second row seats have top tethers.
It also had a mediocre score for the driver’s chest protection in the diagonal pole test.
The petrol LDV Mifa achieves the same ANCAP safety rating as its electric Mifa 9 counterpart, with 93 per cent for adult protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, vulnerable road user protection 73 percent for safety, and 90 percent for safety. help
The Kia Carnival rival starts at $53,990 before on-road costs with front and rear auto emergency braking. blind spot monitoring; rear cross traffic alert; lane departure warning; Lane Keep Assist; adaptive cruise control; safe exit warning; and a reversing camera and sensors as standard.
Meanwhile, the Mifa Executive adds front parking sensors and a 360-degree surround-view camera system for $10,000 more.
A tougher 2023 ANCAP testing standard will soon come into force, which will examine flood water testing, in-car child detection systems, car-to-bike safety assistance systems and more.