LDV G10 gets thumbs down for safety, labelled as “disappointing”

By July 27, 2017 Uncategorised

The overall safety of LDV’s G10 model has been called into question, after ANCAP awarded the Chinese manufacturer a three star rating on its mid 2015 model.

The G10 is the second LDV model tested by ANCAP to offer a “below-par level of structural safety and safety specification” after the V80 model in 2015.

“This is a disappointing result for LDV and consumers with commercial buyers and families being let down in an important segment,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Goodwin.

“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 LDV G10 (Jun 2015 – onwards) model in a frontal offset test by ANCAP at 64km/h

“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.”

Mr Goodwin said that the results for the G10 suggest a wider safety problem for the passenger and commercial van sector as a whole.

“The safety standards of passenger and commercial vans remains well below those offered in other segments with 67 per cent of vans rated by ANCAP holding a rating of four stars or less so we urge all brands to ensure an emphasis on safety carries across all market segments.”

The 3 star rating for the LDV G10 applies to all petrol and diesel van and people mover variants sold in Australia and New Zealand from mid 2015.