The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) recently put the all-new eleventh generation Honda Civic through its latest crash test and performed as you would expect from a global C-segment sedan. The new Honda Civic was awarded the full 5-Star crash safety rating with an overall score of 83.47 points (out of 100).
The variant tested was an EL+, made in Thailand for the regional market including Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Standard equipment for all markets includes front and side airbags, Honda Sensing ADAS suite, seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child seat mounting points.
The new Honda Civic received 36.59 points for the Adult Occupant Protection, 18.32 points for Child Occupant Protection, 18.16 points for Safety Assist Technologies and 10.39 points for the Motorcyclist Safety assessments (courtesy of the Honda LaneWatch, Automatic High Beam and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Pedestrian detection).
ASEAN NCAP was also very impressed with the latest Honda Sensing suite that sees the CMBS added with Motorcycle detection, which is the first of such technology in the ASEAN Region, thus awarding the new Honda Civic an additional two bonus points in the Motorcyclist Safety category.
This is the second vehicle and Honda’s first to be tested under the new ASEAN NCAP 2021-2025 protocol that includes an assessment for Motorcyclist Safety (MS) which carries a weightage of 20% to the final score. The Perodua Ativa has the honour of being the first vehicle to be tested under the new scoring system.
The new Honda Civic is available in Thailand and just launched yesterday in Indonesia, is only fitted with the 178 hp / 240 Nm 1.5L Turbo VTEC engine and paired to a CVT-type transmission. Special mention for the Singapore-market Honda Civic Turbo that only has 129 hp (95 kW), a move to enjoy a lower pricing level (Certificate of Entitlement, COE Category A).
11th Gen Honda Civic, Thailand