Honda BR-V Earns High Safety Ratings From ASEAN

Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, ASEAN NCAP secretary-general, says the Honda BR-V’s 14.8 score for adult-occupant protection topped the Subaru XV with 14.3, but the Subaru also earned a 5-star rating.

Alan Harman, Correspondent

April 7, 2016

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BRVs without ESC seatbelt reminder fall short of top safety rating
BR-Vs without ESC, seatbelt reminder fall short of top safety rating

The Honda BR-V earns a 5-star rating from ASEAN NCAP, scoring 14.8 points out of a possible 16 for adult-occupant protection and a 72% compliance rating for child-occupant protection for a 4-star rating.

Because of the ASEAN trade bloc’s vehicle-safety requirements for electronic stability control, the CUV will receive two ratings after the crash test at the Japan Automobile Research Institute in Japan.

BR-Vs that come without ESC and a seatbelt reminder for the front passenger get a 4-star adult-occupant protection rating, while higher BR-V variants with those technologies get a 5-star rating.

Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, ASEAN NCAP secretary-general, says the BR-V’s 14.8 score for adult-occupant protection topped competitors including the Subaru XV with 14.3 points for a 5-star rating, the Toyota Rush with 12.5 for a 4-star rating, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport with 12.1 and a 4-star rating, and Chinese automaker Great Wall’s Haval M4 with 9.6, good for three stars.

But in the child-occupant-protection category, Kassim says, the Rush and Haval M4 outperformed the BR-V with 82% and 79%, respectively, with all three utilities earning 4-star ratings.

“It is notable that a number of cars entering the ASEAN market are now equipped with more safety features,” ASEAN NCAP Chairman Wong Shaw Voon says in a statement.

“We at ASEAN NCAP hope our work has made significant impact to raise consumer awareness to demand safer cars for the ASEAN market.”

The regional safety-testing organization will conduct the fourth Association of Southeast Asian Nations Automobile Safety Forum on May 30-31 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The theme will be “improving safety beyond ratings.”

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Alan Harman

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