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► 2012 MG6 1.8 Turbo [CRASH TEST]
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Although dummy readings were good, there was insufficient pressure in the airbag to prevent the driver's head from making contact, through the fabric of the airbag, with the rim of the steering wheel. The car was penalised for this 'bottoming out' of the airbag. Dummy readings indicated a high load for the driver's left femur, and the steering column adjuster lever was broken during the impact. In the side barrier impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the driver's chest. In the side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. The MG6 is currently on sale only in the UK. MG showed that a left hand drive car would offer similar levels of adult occupant protection.