The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) recently put the Toyota C-HR through its latest crash test and performed as you would expect from an RM145k crossover. The C-HR was awarded the full 5-Star crash safety rating with an overall score of 91.31 points (out of 100).
The variant tested was a 1.8L CVT, made in Thailand for the regional market including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia. Standard equipment for all markets includes seven airbags, ABS, Electronic Stability Control, seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child seat mounting points.
All other markets except Brunei gets Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert while customers in Singapore and Thailand can have the Toyota Safety Sense suite as an option that bundles autonomous emergency braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist.
In the Adult Occupant Protection, the C-HR scored a remarkable 35.80 out of the maximum 36 points, another testament to the rigidity of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. It fared equally well in the Child Occupant Protection with 40.89 points (out of 49) while it did 14.92 points (out of 18) in the Safety Assist category. All these combined gives a weighted overall score of 91.31 points and a full 5-Star rating.
President of UMW Toyota Motor, Mr Ravindran K. commented on the result: “We’re very pleased to receive the 5-star rating by ASEAN NCAP for the All-New C-HR which recognises Toyota’s on-going commitment to improve vehicle safety. As distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia, it is very important for us to ensure that our vehicles are equipped with the best safety features in order to provide protection for our customers.”
Toyota C-HR 1.8L CVT in Malaysia