LDV’s new MIFA petrol people-mover, a competitor to the dominant Kia Carnival, has landed a five-star safety rating from ANCAP.
It matches the performance of the MIFA 9 electric version, which received its own five-star rating earlier in December.
The Chinese luxury shuttle received 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupants, 73 per cent for vulnerable road-users, and 90 per cent for safety assist.
These scores apply equally to the MIFA petrol and MIFA 9 EV, and carry 2022 date stamps.
“The traditionally-powered LDV MIFA has been shown to offer comparable safety performance to that of its electric stablemate, the MIFA 9, rated earlier this month, carrying through a five star safety rating for petrol variants,” ANCAP said.
“The MIFA people mover recorded maximum points for protection of the driver and small female rear passenger in the full-width frontal test.
“Full points were also recorded for protection offered to the front seat passenger in the frontal offset test, and the driver in the side impact test.
“A Marginal score was recorded for protection of the chest of the driver in the oblique pole test.
“The Child Occupant Protection score for the MIFA was high… however consumers are advised that child restraints for younger children should not be fitted to the third row centre or right-hand-side seating positions as there are no top-tether anchorages fitted to these seating positions.
“A high score of 90% was achieved for its collision avoidance capability in the Safety Assist assessment area.”
LDV MIFA safety features
Standard safety equipment across the range includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking – front and rear
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Safe exit warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Front, side and full-length curtain airbags
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
The Executive and Luxe also receive front parking sensors and a surround-view camera.
LDV MIFA prices
- 2023 LDV MIFA Mode: $53,990
- 2023 LDV MIFA Executive: $63,990
- 2023 LDV MIFA Luxe: $72,990
All prices are drive-away.
LDV also offers the following drive-away prices for ABN holders:
- 2023 LDV MIFA Mode: $51,291
- 2023 LDV MIFA Executive: $60,791
- 2023 LDV MIFA Luxe: $69,090