Some cars might have been built to last back in the day but there's no denying that modern vehicles are far safer than they were several decades ago. The advancements made in this domain have saved many lives over the years, so much so that some automakers such as Volvo have a zero-fatality safety pledge. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program has been testing cars since 1993 and has now crashed one of the nine vehicles that were part of the first round of tests 30 years ago.
ANCAP was able to find a second-generation Mitsubishi Magna (TR) and slam it into a moving barrier. At first glance, it might seem that the midsize sedan performed admirably for a 30-year-old car but looks can be deceiving. Dummy injury measurements recorded during the crash test showed the driver would've faced a high risk of a fatal skull fracture and brain injury. It's due to the lack of an airbag inside the steering wheel.
Source: ANCAP2023-12-05T08:53:02Z dg43tfdfdgfd