Mitsubishi’s zero star ANCAP rating

The Australian crash testing program, ANCAP, continues to rate a vehicle’s safety on a scale of zero to five stars. But they also continually increase the requirements to reach a certain star level.

Mitsubishi Express Crash test 2

So a car that was rated as five stars a few years ago is unlikely to be as safe as a vehicle that achieved five stars more recently.

In July 2020, Mitsubishi released their Express Van onto our market.

It was an older design that was sold in overseas countries and tested in Europe in 2015 where it achieved a three-star rating. ANCAP has just crash tested it to current standards where is received a ZERO-star rating.


The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries condemned ANCAP for wasting money on a new test. But the public need to be informed about the importance of the time of a test and this is a good way to show it.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto