Karawang, Indonesia, 15 November 2018 – The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) recently crash tested four models during its third and fourth quarter of 2018. The tested models comprised the new Suzuki Swift, the new Proton X70, Wuling Confero and Tata Super Ace.
This is the second assessment that ASEAN NCAP performed on the Suzuki Swift model. The previous assessment of Suzuki Swift was conducted in 2013 in which the model was awarded with 4-Star rating for both the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category with 13.32 over 16.00 points and 77% for Child Occupant Protection (COP). Under the rating assessment for 2017-2020 protocol, the model achieved again 4-Star rating with a total score of 71.05 points. From this total score, the hatchback obtained 38.46 points for AOP, 19.95 points for COP and 12.64 points for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs) category. The Swift model is equipped with double airbag, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for frontal occupants, ISOFIX and top tether as standard. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is only offered for variant sold in Singapore and Thailand and SBR for rear passengers is currently available for the Singapore market.
ASEAN NCAP also assessed the soon to be launched Proton X70. The new SUV made an excellent performance during the assessment with a cumulative score of 89.24 points. Based on the overall score, this first SUV from Proton achieved 48.99 points for AOP, 20.80 points for COP and 19.44 points for SATs category. The new X70 comes with six airbags, ESC, SBR for frontal occupants, ISOFIX and top tether as standard. With this achievement, ASEAN NCAP awarded the Proton X70 with 5-Star rating.
The third model assessed in this quarter is the Wuling Confero sold for the Indonesian market. The eight-seater MPV did not perform too well by obtaining 20.33 points over 50.00 for AOP, 11.05 points over 25.00 for COP and 5.56 points over 25.00 for SATs categories. The tested model was not equipped with any airbag in which Wuling only offers airbags and ABS as optional for higher variant. Nevertheless, the MPV is fitted with SBR for both driver and front passenger as standard. The Wuling Confero had achieved a total score of 36.94 points from the three assessed categories and hence, ASEAN NCAP rated the MPV with 1-Star rating.
The final ASEAN NCAP result released today is the Tata Super Ace model. The small pickup lorry performed poorly with 19.15 points for AOP and 18.71 points for SATs categories. As the lorry has a single cab, therefore, ASEAN NCAP did not assess it for the COP category. The Super Ace was not equipped with any airbag and any critical safety assist features namely ESC, ABS and SBR. With poor safety performances, the Tata Super Ace obtained an overall score of 19.15 points and is rated as Zero-Star rating.
ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“We are pleased that car manufacturers are actually working for safer vehicles to be on the road, giving a vast scope for many more lives to save. The recent excellent assessment of the Suzuki Swift and Proton X70 depicted the effort that needs to be follow through by other manufacturers to improve their vehicle safety features. Unfortunately, there are still cars sold with no fitment of basic safety features such as airbags. Although the models do offer variants with better safety features, they are available only as an optional fitment. This surely affect the price of such variant compared to the ones without such safety features. Hence, we need to make sure these safety features are filtered through even to the most basic variant so that everyone would be able to enjoy its benefis.”
In conjunction with the ASEAN Automobile Safety Forum 2018/10, ASEAN NCAP also takes the opportunity to congratulate all ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards 2018 recipients. This is the third Grand Prix Awards organized by ASEAN NCAP with the first was held in Kuching, Sarawak and the second in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The awards were to celebrate vehicles, organizations and individuals in recognition of their excellence in vehicle and road safety. The recipients of the award are as follows.
Best Safety Performance
Adult Occupant Protection:
Child Occupant Protection:
Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid
Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid
Continuous Safety Improvement:
The Most 5-Star Brand (2017-2018):
Dr. Sigit Santosa
Intelligent Room Mirror:
The following are the gist of the results.
The full press release can be downloaded here.