THE New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (Asean NCAP) has released the crash test results for the first quarter of 2016.
The Hyundai i10 achieved a 1-Star rating with the score of 4.40 points for its Adult Occupant Protection (AOP). Asean NCAP noted that the result deteriorated from the crash test performed in the first phase back in 2012, in which it scored 7.31 points.
The i10’s performance in the Child Occupant Protection (COP) category, however, has improved tremendously with an achievement of 79 percent compliance (4-Star rating). This is a significant improvement if compared with the previous result of 48 percent compliance, which is in the range of 2-Star.
Asean NCAP chairman Prof Dr Wong Shaw Voon said that the i10 is the first audit test performed by the agency and deemed the result to be “upsetting”.
“The main purpose of conducting such a test is to ensure manufacturing consistency particularly in the safety performance area of a vehicle. We are disappointed with this result but will conduct more audit tests in the future to regularly check manufacturers’ commitment to safety,” he lamented.
The Ford Everest scored 15.38 points for AOP and with the availability of ESC, it deserved the 5-Star rating for AOP. For COP, the Everest performed better than the Ranger with 81 percent compliance.
This percentage places it within the range of 4-Star.
The Toyota Fortuner’s score is a carried over from the Hilux’s result, earning 14.43 points for AOP. This would translate to dual rating of 4-Star for variants without the ESC and 5-Star for variants with ESC.
Similar to the Hilux, the Fortuner achieved a 4-Star rating with 71 percent compliance for COP.
The Innova, on the other hand, scored 14.10 points for AOP. It also received dual rating – variants with the ESC won the 5-star rating whereas the ones without the ESC obtained four stars. In the COP category, the Innova’s performance met 76 percent compliance, in which the percentage is slotted within the 4-Star rating.
The Nissan Grand Livina received 12.50 points for AOP, scoring within the range of a 4-Star rating. For its COP, the Grand Livina obtained a 2-Star rating with 41 percent compliance.