The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) recently conducted its second bi-annual awards ceremony at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. The ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix 2016 has honoured the top-rated vehicles involved in the ASEAN NCAP assessment over the last two years. The ASEAN NCAP awards are classified into three categories – Best Safety Technology, Best Occupant Protection, and special awards for the companies or vehicles that contributed enhancing safety in the province.
You would be interested to know that Toyota has bagged a total of eight awards under all three categories. Toyota’s advanced Blind Spot Monitor safety system has been commemorated under the category of Best Safety Technology. This system alerts driver of oncoming vehicles that might not be within his/her field of vision, and avoids accidents.
The Toyota Corolla sedan has received a special ‘Rising Star Recognition’ award for its contribution for enhancing safety standards in the ASEAN region. Just so you know, Toyota had made seven airbags and VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) as standard safety fitments across all variants of the Corolla sedan in all ASEAN countries from November 2016.
In the Best Occupant Protection category, the Japanese carmaker has won six awards in different segments including SUV, MPV (including new Toyota Innova Crysta), Mini Car and Pickup. All six vehicles were judged on the basis of their frontal and side crash tests results. Besides these awards, Toyota has also scored AOP (Adult Occupant Protection) five-star ratings for three cars – Innova, Hilux and Sienta – which were tested between 2015 -2016. All three models are currently on sale in the Southeast Asian markets.
Toyota’s ASEAN NCAP Awards
Best Occupant Protection
Toyota Sienta – Best Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) for MPV Category
Toyota Agya – Best Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) for Mini Car Category
Toyota Agya – Best Child Occupant Protection (COP) Mini Car Category
Toyota Innova – Best Child Occupant Protection (COP) for MPV Category
Toyota Rush – Best Child Occupant Protection (COP) for SUV Category
Toyota Hilux – Best Child Occupant Protection (COP) for Pickup Category
Safety Technology Award (Car Manufacturer) – Blind Spot Monitor
Special Recognition – Toyota Corolla: Rising Star Recognition