The upcoming Proton X70 has just been awarded a 5-star rating by the ASEAN NCAP in its recent safety crash test – with a score that puts it near the top of its segment for occupant safety.
The X70’s impressive rating is largely down to Proton’s use of Hot Press Forming (HPF) technology for body structures – similarly applied to the Proton Iriz, Proton Persona, Proton Preve and Proton Suprima S.
The HPF body structure is also supplemented with six airbags for all variants, ISOFIX child seat mounting points as well as seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters.
As a result of these features, the X70 was able to attain a perfect score for the side impact and head protection tests. Under the new test procedures, safety assist technologies were also taken into consideration and makes up 25% of the overall score.
Fortunately for Proton’s first ever SUV, whose specifications were recently revealed, it’s provided with features like the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) – a first for a Proton.
Summing up, the X70 scored better than the Honda CR-V in the Adult Occupant Protection test, while the Japanese SUV had the better score for Child Occupant Protection. Both the CR-V and X70 scored equal points in the Side Impact Protection test, with the X70 attaining a better score for frontal collisions.
For those eager to get a glimpse of Proton’s first ever SUV, it will be making its public debut at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) happening soon, with five units on display.