Sunday, 3 February 2013

First ASEAN NCAP crash safety results

The Ford Fiesta achieved 5 stars in the ASEAN NCAP test
The first independent consumer car crash safety tests published in the ASEAN region have revealed a wide variation in safety performance by popular cars. The ASEAN NCAP (new car assessment programme) organised by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) published results of seven cars, with performance ranging from 5 stars - the Ford Fiesta and Honda City - to just one star, the Proton Saga. David Ward, Secretary General of Global NCAP, which co-financed the tests, said: “Consumers in the ASEAN region should expect the same levels of safety as people in regions that have established crash testing programmes. These results show that it’s perfectly possible to produce affordable cars with the top level of safety standards for emerging markets. However, the disparity with those models at the lowest end of the scale is worrying.”

Global NCAP and ASEAN NCAP are supported by the Road Safety Fund through a grant from the FIA Foundation.

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