Melaka, Malaysia, 23 October 2019 – The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) today released the latest of its results on three models produced by VinFast, the first manufacturer from Vietnam. The three models are made for left-hand-drives as they are all produced for the Vietnam market.
The first VinFast model that ASEAN NCAP tested was the VinFast Lux A2.0. The left-hand drive sedan made an excellent performance in which it achieved an overall score of 88.15 points in the test. The score had made the Lux A2.0 model to receive 5-Star rating with the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category obtained 46.89 points, the Child Occupant Protection (COP) at 21.81 points and Safety Assist Technologies (SATs) with 19.44 points. The model is fitted with six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for both frontal and rear occupants as a standard fitment.
The VinFast Lux SA2.0 is the second assessed model where it made an impressive performance by achieving 5-Star rating with a total score of 84.46 points. The SUV obtained 46.45 points for the AOP, 22.73 points for the COP and 15.28 points for the SATs assessment. The Lux SA2.0 is equipped with six airbags, ESC and SBR for both frontal occupants as standard across all its variants.
The third and final VinFast model that ASEAN NCAP assessed for this quarter was the VinFast Fadil. The Fadil is its hatchback model that received 4-Star rating with an accumulated score of 69.97 points. The breakdown of the overall score for this model is 32.61 points for the AOP category, 17.91 points for the COP category and 19.44 points for the SATs. The Fadil has a standard fitment of two airbags for both its frontal occupants, ESC and SBR for its front and rear occupants’ seats.
VinFast Lux A2.0, SA2.0 and Fadil are all fitted with ISOFIX and top tether as standard across the models’ respective variants. The result release for ASEAN NCAP latest crash test results was conducted in conjunction with MIROS’ Vehicle Safety Week 2019 (VSW 2019) held at MIROS PC3 Lab and Road Transport Academy, Melaka. The rating plates were presented by the Honourable Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah binti Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia during the officiation ceremony of the VSW 2019.
MIROS Director-General and ASEAN NCAP Chairperson, Dr. Siti Zaharah Ishak said:
“We are proud that VinFast, a new and the first local vehicle manufacturer in Vietnam, has made the initiative to have their cars assessed by ASEAN NCAP. Although this is their first time going through the assessment, we are pleased that VinFast has ensured their newly manufactured cars meet ASEAN NCAP requirement in order to make the cars safer on the road. Hence, ASEAN NCAP would like to congratulate VinFast for achieving two 5-Star ratings and one 4-Star in this round of assessment. As we are approaching the new assessment protocol for 2021-2025, we hope these models and other VinFast models would be able to meet the new assessment requirement in order for us to halve the number of road death by 2030.”
ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Professor (Adjunct) Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“As the first vehicle manufacturer in Vietnam, VinFast has made an outstanding performance of producing various types of vehicles for the Vietnam market. ASEAN NCAP is proud that even a new automobile manufacturer is prioritizing safety in their production line-up. From the assessments, we can see that VinFast has made impressive effort in elevating the occupants’ protection under the 2017-2020 protocol by equipping ESC and SBR for frontal occupants as standard across all variants. We hope that other existing manufacturers that have not equipped better safety technologies in their vehicles will follow this important footstep of producing safer cars for the consumers.”
An overview of the first ASEAN NCAP Q4 2019 results are as follows.
The full press release can be downloaded here.