Proton Jumbuck has become the hot news in Australia after scored a dismal 1-Star rating in the latest round of ANCAP crash testing.Below is the word from that news” Cheap ute from Malaysia has been found to be the most dangerous vehicle in Australian road”.
The Proton Jumbuck and both Great Wall utes (from China) fared poorly in ANCAP’s testing, with all three experiencing significant loss of cabin integrity during the offset crash test.The Jumbuck scored just one point out of 16 for the frontal offset crash, while the SA220 and V240 scored 2.32 and 2.36 respectively. Head and leg protection was low for both models.
The SA220 and the Jumbuck lack airbags and other safety features that are expected as standard equipment by new car buyers, while the V240 has dual airbags but these failed to protect the driver and passenger from injury in ANCAP crash tests.
GREAT WALL SA220
GREAT WALL V240
Despite the low ratings for the SA220 and V240, Great Wall importer Ateco Automotive is putting a positive spin on the results, saying a 2-Star rating is a good outcome for the Chinese-built utilities.They also said that they will work towards improving safety for future products.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gives consumers consistent information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes.
The program is supported by Australian and New Zealand automobile clubs, the States government road and transport authorities of NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, the New Zealand Government, the Victorian TAC, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.
ANCAP uses 4 internationally recognized crash tests; offset frontal, side impact, pedestrian and pole impact test.
Crash tests are undertaken by independent specialist crash test laboratories.In all tests crash test dummies are used to facilitate the scientific measurement of the various forces in the crash test. The data gathered is then assessed, using internationally recognized protocols, and scores are determined for various parts of the crash test.
The overall score is then translated into a star rating, between 1 to 5 stars. The higher scores are awarded more stars.