The ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. It’s the premier safety assessment body in the Southeast Asian region whose duty is to inform consumers about the safety of vehicles.
On its 10th anniversary, the ASEAN NCAP held an awards ceremony that saw Honda as the most awarded manufacturer in the region. The brand was able to take home six awards that are shared across three models in its lineup which include the Honda City, Honda Civic, and Honda Accord.
The Honda Civic in its 2021 model year was able to win the ASEAN NCAP’s Safety Technology Award, with a special mention for the model’s Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) being able to detect motorcycles. Honda has made strides in its technology to include two-wheelers in the brand’s safety net as part of its 2021 to 2025 road map.
Next, the Civic was also able to share another award with its stablemate the Honda City for being consistent five-star performers in the ASEAN NCAP’s battery of tests. The Civic’s 9th to 10th generations were highlighted as well as the 3rd to 5th generations of the Honda City. Safety is all about consistency, and even with the more stringent criteria for ASEAN NCAP crash testing, these two Honda models were able to come out on top in a sea of very fierce competitors.
Lastly, the Honda Accord bagged the Best Forward Facing Child Occupant Protection award (2017 to 2020). The ASEAN NCAP recognized the model’s child safety protection rating in a crash. Even with other models in the market, the midsize sedan came out on top and was recognized as the safest vehicle for children from the years 2017 to 2020.
On top of that, the other awards that Honda went home with following the event were for the brand itself. Honda was awarded the prestigious Best Road Safety Partner, and it was also recognized as the brand with The Most Five-Star Cars from 2012 to 2016 for adult occupant protection.
All of Honda’s models, save for the four-star Honda Brio and Brio Amaze, have five-star ratings across the board with the ASEAN NCAP. Following the event, Honda walked away as the most awarded brand in the ASEAN region, a testament to its thrust for safety, and an achievement that will resonate with all drivers and owners of Honda vehicles.