At the third bi-annual awards ceremony of ASEAN NCAP (the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries) held in Indonesia, Toyota received four awards including the ASEAN NCAP Excellence Award for the Most 5-Star Brand (2017-2018).
Other awards were the ASEAN NCAP Excellence Award for Continuous Safety Improvement for the Vios and Rush models, and the Best Adult Occupant Protection Award for the C-HR.
The event, known as the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix, recognises the achievements of vehicles that have undergone the ASEAN NCAP assessment over the last 2 years. Toyota is the only brand to have received the highest number of 5-Star safety ratings in evaluations conducted by ASEAN NCAP in 2017 and 2018, hence the award for its efforts at enhancing safety standards in the ASEAN region with its vehicles.
The latest Vios and Rush models received substantial upgrading in the area of safety and for this Toyota was presented with the ASEAN NCAP Excellence Award of Continuous Safety Improvement. Where the previous generations of the models had received 4 stars. with the addition of new and enhanced safety features, the Vios and Rush have qualified for the maximum 5-star rating from ASEAN NCAP in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
The C-HR was also presented with an award for the Best Adult Occupant Protection among all other vehicles evaluated by ASEAN NCAP in 2017-2018. This evaluation is based on frontal and side crash tests that were conducted.
These achievements show that Toyota makes continuous efforts to improve the occupant protection and associated safety standards offered in the vehicles. This follows the company’s stated objective of implementing mobile society’s ultimate goal: zero casualties from traffic accidents.
In terms of vehicle safety, Toyota has been developing safety features and conducting extensive R&D which involves crash tests and simulations on its own, and then analysing the results to continually enhance its safety features. In addition to that, Toyota has also been raising public awareness about safety in the region. In this respect, it will continue to work with its stakeholders in the ASEAN region in this respect.
Visit www.toyota.com.my to know more about the Vios, Rush and C-HR as well as other models available in Malaysia.