Published on March 31st, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2020 Honda City Gets 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Safety Rating
The new Honda City has been awarded with a five-star rating by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP).
The SV variant tested by ASEAN NCAP obtained an overall score of 86.54 points, with 44.83 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, 22.82 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP) and 18.89 points for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs).
Launched in Thailand in November last year, the fifth-generation model is equipped with four airbags, Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for both driver and front passenger and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), all of which are standard across the range.
Emergency Stop Signal is also available in the current City variant that is launched and sold in the Thailand market either as standard or optional fitment. Nevertheless, all the safety assist technologies assessed by ASEAN NCAP will be available either as standard or as an option in all the variants that will be launched soon in several countries across South East Asia.
In addition, the City will be offering a Blind Spot Visualization (BSV) technology in variants that are available in certain South East Asia countries. The BSV is available as an optional equipment fitted on the passenger side of the vehicle.
MIROS Director-General and ASEAN NCAP Chairperson, Ts. Dr. Siti Zaharah Ishak said: “We are excited to have another 5-Star car in the line-up of ASEAN NCAP assessed vehicles. Although the City was assessed twice prior to this, we can see there have been significant improvements in the number of safety technologies that are equipped in this new model as a standard fitment.”
“I am also pleased that in addition to the existing safety assist technologies ASEAN NCAP is assessing, which will be available in variants that will be launched soon, Honda has also added an Emergency Stop Signal technology that consumers will benefit in mitigating any unwanted collision,” he added.