Kajang, Malaysia, 15 September 2022 – The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) is proud to announce of its recent assessment on two of Honda’s latest models; Honda HR-V and Honda BR-V. The models were first assessed by ASEAN NCAP in 2015 for HR-V whilst BR-V was assessed in 2016.
The newly released Honda HR-V and BR-V models made an incredible performance in the current ASEAN NCAP 2021-2025 assessment protocol by obtaining 5-Star ASEAN NCAP ratings with each receiving an overall score of 81.38 points and 77.02 points, respectively. Both of these SUVs are equipped with 4 airbags as standard across all its variants with majority of their markets also offer variants fitted with 6 airbags.
Based on the new Honda HR-V’s total score of 81.38 points, the 5-seater SUV achieved 35.00 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 17.81 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 18.57 points for the Safety Assist (SA) category and 10.00 points Motorcyclist Safety (MS). The new HR-V is equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) City, AEB Inter-Urban, AEB Pedestrian and AEB for Motorcycle as standard equipment across all its variants. In addition, the model also offers other advanced safety technologies as standard fitment namely Auto High Beam (AHB), Child Presence Detection (CPD), Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for frontal and rear occupants and Pedestrian Protection technology in all its variants. Other safety technologies that are also available in the new HR-V either as standard or optional are Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Blind Spot Visualization (BSV) on the passenger side of the vehicle.
With regard to the new Honda BR-V, it also did an impressive performance under the current assessment protocol. With an accumulated score of 77.02 points, the BR-V had obtained 33.72 points for AOP, 17.46 points for COP assessment category, 15.71 points for SA and 10.13 points for MS. The model comes with standard fitment of ESC, ABS, SBR for driver and front across all variants. The SUV offers equipment available either as standard or optional comprising AEB City, AEB Inter-Urban, AEB Pedestrian, AEB for Motorcycle, AHB, CPD, FCW, LDW, LKA and BSV on the front passenger side of the vehicle.
MIROS Director-General, Honorable Dato’ Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“We are pleased that Honda is one the vehicle manufacturers that consistently ensuring their models to have both passive and active safety technologies. Apart from increasing the safety level for the vehicle occupants, Honda has also made the initiative to equip their SUVs with technologies that are able to avoid collisions with vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists. One such technology is the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Motorcycle in which the technology is able to detect the presence of the preceding motorcycle and subsequently avoid collision with it. We have seen Honda equip similar technology in the Civic model and now consumers who favor SUV as their family vehicle will also benefit from this life-saving technology.
Dato’ Khairil who is also ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General added that, “In addition to the importance of protecting occupants from injury due to collision, ASEAN NCAP has also placed special emphasis on the safety of children inside vehicles. We have read cases before where children were accidentally left inside vehicles, which is something that we can indeed avoid. Hence, we are proud that Honda has also installed Child Presence Detection technology in the HR-V model as a standard equipment whilst the technology is available in the BR-V either as standard or optional fitment. By having this special technology, we are able to prevent incidences where children were accidentally left in the vehicles and consequently avert such unavoidable death.”
The current ASEAN NCAP 2021-2025 assessment protocol covers four assessment domains with AOP covers 40.00 points of the overall score, and COP, SA and MS make up 20.00 points each of the overall score.
The following is an overview of the results for both of Honda’s SUVs.
The full press release can be downloaded here.