Honda BR-V has received a 5-star safety rating from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP). The compact SUV had its first public premiere in India at the 2016 Auto Expo and is inching closer to its launch, which is expected next month. Honda BR-V variants, with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for both frontal occupants, scored 5-Star rating, while variants sans these features were awarded a 4-star rating.
In the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), the BR-V scored 14.79 points. As for the Child Occupant Protection (COP), the model met 72% compliance of the test, hence achieved a 4-Star rating. The result was released in conjunction with ASEAN NCAP Safety Assist Workshop held in Johor Bahru on 31 March to 1 April 2016. ASEAN NCAP Chairman, Prof. Dr. Wong Shaw Voon commented that, “It is notable that a number of cars entering the ASEAN market are now equipped with more safety features. Honda BR-V is one of them. We at ASEAN NCAP hope our work has made significant impact to raise consumer awareness to demand safer cars for the ASEAN market.”
The BR-V compact SUV is the fifth Honda model to be tested by ASEAN NCAP. ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Mr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said that Honda BR-V is the third SUV model under the Honda brand. The test of Honda BR-V means that Honda has crash tested all its SUV lines under ASEAN NCAP rating system. Khairil added that, “It should be noted that only BR-V’s higher variants are equipped with ESC and SBR for dual frontal occupants. Nevertheless, we are aiming for the lowest variant to be equipped with similar technologies in order for everyone to benefit these safety features.”