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. All the three cars have come up with flying colors as far as safety is concerned, especially the Toyota Rush SUV.
The Hyundai IONIQ achieved 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.
ASEAN NCAP also tested the new Toyota Rush for the second time. The Toyota Rush under the new rating system 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.
Hyundai IONIQ EV. (Image: Sarthak Dogra/News18.com)
The Toyota C-HR is the third assessment that ASEAN NCAP performed. The C-HR 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.
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ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said, “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.”