Kajang, 7 May 2018 – The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) announced the results of recently performed crash tests for the second quarter of 2018. The three tested models were Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid, Toyota Rush, and Toyota C-HR.

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid is the fifth model tested by ASEAN NCAP after Hyundai i10, EON and Elantra. The model’s total score comprised 46.34 points over 50.00 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, 21.48 points over 25.00 for Child Occupant Protection (COP) and 24.17 points over 25.00 for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs).

ASEAN NCAP has also tested the new Toyota Rush for the second time. The Toyota Rush under the new rating system fared very well under ASEAN NCAP 2017-2020 rating system where it achieved 5-Star rating with a cumulative score of 84.03 points. Based on the overall score, the new Rush obtained 43.25 points for AOP, 21.33 points for COP and 19.44 points for SATs categories.

The Toyota C-HR is the third assessment that ASEAN NCAP performed. The C-HR made an excellent performance in which it was awarded 5-Star rating with a total score of 91.31 points. For the AOP category, the C-HR scored 49.72 points, it achieved 20.86 points for COP and 20.73 points for SATs.

In conjunction with the opening of new MIROS Galleri, ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, mentioned that the tests carried out saw through the Blind Spot Technology (BST) for the first time and the results were accordingly.

“Based on this test, we have obtained significant results that the BST for Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and Toyota C-HR have functioned according to ASEAN NCAP requirements for both the left and right side area of the vehicles in which they have detected the presence of the motorcycle rider in the blind spot zone. Hence, subsequent to the crash tests that we performed recently, this is the first time we are releasing the results of our BST development test.”

“ASEAN NCAP is proud that the models we released today achieved a 5-Star rating. Other than significant crashworthiness structure of the car built to protect the vehicle occupants, the tested models are also equipped with advanced safety assist technologies that could prevent a crash from occurring or reduce the severity of the injury to the victims.”

The new MIROS Gallery was opened by the Honourable Datuk Seri Hj. Saripuddin bin Hj. Kasim, Secretary General of Ministry of Transport Malaysia.