Kajang, 7 May 2018 – The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) recently performed three of its latest crash tests for the second quarter of 2018. The three tested models were Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid, Toyota Rush and Toyota C-HR.
The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid is the fifth model tested by ASEAN NCAP after Hyundai i10, EON and Elantra. Under the assessment for 2017-2020 rating system, the Hyundai IONIQ has made a splendid performance in the test by achieving an overall score of 91.98 points, which placed it as 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating. The model’s total score comprised 46.34 points over 50.00 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, 21.48 points over 25.00 for Child Occupant Protection (COP) and 24.17 points over 25.00 for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs). The model is currently available in Malaysia and Singapore market, fitted with seven airbags, it has effective braking and avoidance technologies such Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) including for rear passenger standard across all variants. In addition, the IONIQ also offers several advance safety technologies for both market such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for City, Inter-Urban and Vulnerable Road Users technologies, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Systems and Lane Keep Assist (LKA).
In this quarter, ASEAN NCAP is also testing the new Toyota Rush for the second time. Rush’s first assessment was conducted in 2015 where the model was awarded with 4-Star rating for both AOP and COP categories at 12.47/16.00 and 82%, respectively. The Toyota Rush under the new rating system fared very well under ASEAN NCAP 2017-2020 rating system where it achieved 5-Star rating with a cumulative score of 84.03 points. Based on the overall score, the new Rush obtained 43.25 points for AOP, 21.33 points for COP and 19.44 points for SATs categories. The model has made tremendous improvement by installing ESC, Antilock Braking System (ABS) and SBR for frontal and rear passengers as standard fitment.
The Toyota C-HR is the third assessment that ASEAN NCAP performed. The C-HR made an excellent performance in which it was awarded with 5-Star rating with a total score of 91.31 points. For the AOP category, the C-HR scored 49.72 points, it achieved 20.86 points for COP and 20.73 points for SATs. Other than being equipped with seven airbags, the hatchback model also has ABS, ESC and SBR for frontal occupants fitted as standard in all variants. The Toyota C-HR also comes with other advance safety technologies namely AEB for City, Inter-Urban and Vulnerable Road Users technologies, LDW, FCW and LKA. But these are only offered for the Singapore and Thailand market.
All of these three models are equipped with ISOFIX and top tether as standard. Additionally, both the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and Toyota C-HR are equipped with Blind Spot Technology (BST). For Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid, BST is placed as a standard equipment in Singapore but it is available as option in Malaysia. As for the Toyota C-HR, BST is fitted as a standard part in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. For the Thailand market, BST is offers as an option for C-HR and it is not available in Brunei.
The result release for ASEAN NCAP latest crash test results was held in conjunction with the opening of MIROS Gallery. The new MIROS Gallery was opened by the Honourable Datuk Seri Hj. Saripuddin bin Hj. Kasim, Secretary General of Ministry of Transport Malaysia. The new gallery is built with the main objective to showcase MIROS achievement in forming a safer automotive ecosystem in Malaysia. During the opening, ASEAN NCAP and MIROS also acknowledged several of our key research collaborators for the betterment of road safety.
ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“ASEAN NCAP recently organized a Blind Spot Technology development test on some of the popular models currently available in the market. This is according to our new rating system for 2017-2020. Based on this test, we have obtained significant results that the BST for Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and Toyota C-HR have functioned according to ASEAN NCAP requirements for both the left and right side area of the vehicles in which they have detected the presence of the motorcycle rider in the blind spot zone. Hence, subsequent to the crash tests that we performed recently, this is the first time we are releasing the results for our BST development test.
“ASEAN NCAP is proud that the models we released today achieved 5-Star rating. Other than significant crashworthiness structure of the car built to protect the vehicle occupants, the tested models are also equipped with advanced safety assist technologies that could prevent a crash from occurring or reduce the severity of the injury to the victims. We encourage consumers to utilize the NCAP safety rating in their decision making process when purchasing a vehicle for themselves and their family members.”
The overview of ASEAN NCAP Q2 2018 results are as follows.
The full press release is available here.