The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian (ASEAN NCAP) recently held its bi-annual Grand Prix Awards. Among the big winners of the said event was Honda as they bagged a total of 10 awards for safety.
The all-new Civic claimed the spotlight for Honda as it achieved a 5-star safety rating in both frontal offset impact and side impact tests. The compact sedan also scored 92.13% for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and 86% for Child Occupant Protection (COP). Moreover, the Civic variants without the Seatbelt Reminder for both front occupants were rated at 4-stars.
With this, the all-new Civic was hailed as the best Medium Family car for both AOP and COP.
Meanwhile, the Brio Amaze and Brio subcompact hatchback, which share the same platform and safety features, were awarded a 4-star rating for AOP and COP. On the other hand, the Jazz was classified as the “Most Affordable 5-star Car in the Philippines,” with the City, BR-V, and HR-V won the same category in other ASEAN countries.
The Japanese marque’s safety technology called Honda SENSING received the “Best Safety Technology from a Car Maker” award. Honda SENSING is a bunch of safety features that evaluates the driving environment, intentions of the driver, and conditions of the vehicle for a safer journey.
This system, which is already available locally in the Pilot SUV and Legend mid-size sedan, includes (1) Collision Mitigating System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), (3) Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LWD), and (4) Adaptive Cruise Control.
The ASEAN NCAP, which is a new addition to the NCAP family, aims to elevate vehicle safety standards, raise consumer awareness, and encourage a market for safer vehicles in the region.
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