Kajang, Malaysia, 3 March 2021 – Today, the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) is pleased to release its first result assessment of a new car model assessed under its new 2021-2025 protocol. As the first passenger car model in the ASEAN region to be assessed under the new protocol, the all new Perodua Ativa had made a remarkable performance by achieving 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating with a total score of 83.40 points.
The Perodua Ativa is the eighth model under the Perodua brand that had underwent ASEAN NCAP assessment. In this first assessment following the new assessment protocol for 2021-2025, the Ativa obtained 37.48 points over 40.00 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, 17.36 points over 20.00 for the Child Occupant Protection (COP) category, 18.57 points over 20.00 for Safety Assist Technologies (SAT) category and 10.00 points over 20.00 for the Motorcyclist Safety (MS) assessment category.
The SUV offers standard fitment on all its variants comprising six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for both frontal and rear occupants, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) City, AEB Inter-Urban and AEB Pedestrian. In addition to these technologies, other advanced safety assist technologies are also available either as standard or optional fitment namely, Lane Departure Warning System (LDW), Forward Collision Warning System (FCW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA). The model has successfully met the items requirement under the new MS assessment pillar in which it offers Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Auto High Beam (AHB) as optional equipment and a Pedestrian Protection technology or vulnerable road user as standard fitment.
MIROS Director-General who is also ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General and Acting Chairman, Adjunct Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“We would like to congratulate Perodua Ativa for being the first car model to be assessed under the new ASEAN NCAP 2021-2025 protocol. As the motorization industry advanced, ASEAN NCAP has ensured the new protocol will enhance the safety performance of the vehicles in the ASEAN region. With this protocol, we are not only protecting the safety of the vehicle occupants but also taking into consideration the safety of other vulnerable road users especially motorcyclists as statistics showed a high number of fatalities amongst this group of road user in the South East Asia region. Thus, we are proud our own local manufacturer has stepped up to the challenge and true to their words, they have successfully claimed the 5-Star rating under this newly stringent protocol. We hope the achievement by Perodua Ativa will be an example for other new vehicle manufacturers to follow in their development process of producing safer cars for the ASEAN road users.”
An overview of the Perodua Ativa result is as follows.
The PDF press release with information on the new rating system can be downloaded here.