2018 Toyota Vios with 7 airbags gets 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating [+Video]


Recently, ASEAN NCAP released the crash safety rating of the all-new Perodua Myvi which was awarded full 5-Star safety rating based on the new protocol for 2017-2020. Another popular model which was subjected to the same assessment and fared equally well is the Toyota Vios.

But it’s not quite the Vios we all know and love. The 5-Star safety rating applies only to Thailand (known as Yaris Ativ locally), Singapore, Laos and Cambodia only where all variants of the Vios comes equipped with seven-airbags, Electronically Stability Control (ESC), ABS and ISOFIX mounting points as standard.

The 5-Star Vios scored an impressive overall score of 81.63 with the breakdown as below:

  • Adult Occupant Protection: 44.70 points (of 50 points)
  • Child Occupant Protection: 21.66 points (of 25 points)
  • Safety Assist: 15.28 points (of 25 points)

The 5-Star safety rating is also applicable to the Yaris Ativ which is exclusive to the Thai-market. The only difference between the Vios and Yaris Ativ is the smaller 1.2-litre engine fitted to the latter in order to comply with Thailand’s eco-car policy.

Unfortunately, Malaysian-spec Toyota Vios does not share the same high-flying rating as our Vios comes with mere dual-airbags. Fortunately thanks to the update introduced earlier in the year, UMW Toyota has fitted ESC as standard across the range.


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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