All-new Honda CR-V receives 5-star rating for safety in ASEAN NCAP

Honda Malaysia has announced that the All-New CR-V has achieved a 5-star rating with the overall score of 88.80 points in the new rating system of ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN NCAP).

This new rating system is a single rating system which consists of the three main domains – Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), Child Occupant Protection (COP) and Safety Assist Technologies (SATs); and the fifth Generation All-New CR-V scored 47.25 points for AOP, 22.84 points for COP and 18.71 points for SATs.

Applied to all variants of the all-new CR-V, it also became the first model in the ASEAN region to obtain the result from the new ASEAN NCAP assessment. It is also the second consecutive generation of CR-V that has won 5-Star rating since ASEAN NCAP was introduced in 2011.

In 2014, the 4th Generation CR-V achieved a 5-star rating in the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and 86% in the Child Occupant Protection (COP). These top scores placed the All-New CR-V as the safest model in the SUV segment, as it is equipped with Next Generation Advanced Technology and comprehensive safety features.

The newly launched All-New CR-V offers unrivaled safety features such Honda SENSING* and Honda LaneWatch* where the latter has been made available since 2015; first in its segment. Honda Lane Watch enhances the driver’s view of passenger-side traffic (blind spot), and allows for a better view when compared with using the side mirror alone. 

Honda SENSING*, the Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology is the newest safety feature from Honda to assist drivers in potentially dangerous driving conditions. The system includes seven features -the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) that will provide Driver’s Cruising Aid, Frontal Collision Deterrence and Side Collision Deterrence.

In addition to Honda SENSING, the all-new CR-V also comes with a comprehensive package of active and passive safety features such as the six airbags, front seatbelt with 3-point ELR, rear seatbelts with 3-point ELR x3, rear seat ISOFIX, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handling Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Walk Away Auto Lock and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, alongside the standard body structure with ACE and G-Force Control (G-CON) technology.

It’s no wonder then why the all-new CR-V has risen to be the most sought after SUV in Malaysia, recording more than 2,900 booking units as of 12th August 2017 –  a figure which translates to an equivalent of its four month target achieved in just one month; of which 80% of the bookings were for the turbo variants. Even so, waiting period is maintained at the standard 1-2 months.

*Honda Sensing and Honda LaneWatch features are only applicable to the 1.5-litre TC-P 2WD variant only.



  1. The design of the rear lights are horrendous, as if Volvo’s XC60 and XC90 is not bad enough. Honda sales, like the other Japanese cars, are mainly driven by herd instinct and catching up with the Joneses mentality. That’s reality, and common sense is not that common ?


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