LDV’s new model far from van-tastic
ANCAP Chief Executive Officer James Goodwin said it was the second LDV model to receive a below-par rating for structural safety and safety specifications.
“This is a disappointing result for LDV and consumers with commercial buyers and families being let down in an important segment,” Mr Goodwin said.
“There were a number of serious concerns with the G10’s structural performance with the driver footwell rupturing and excessive pedal movement. Steering column and dash components were also a potential source of knee injury for the driver and passenger.
“The G10 also lacks important safety features such as head and chest protecting side airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners which consumers today expect to be provided as standard – particularly in a vehicle which can carry up to nine passengers.”
The 3-star rating applied to all petrol and diesel models and all van and people mover variants sold in Australia and New Zealand from mid-2015.