Just last week, ASEAN NCAP released the crash test results for the Honda HR-V and Honda BR-V. Both cars received five-star ratings with the HR-V achieving an 81.38 overall score and the BR-V reporting a 77.02 overall score. Both cars were tested with the latest 2021-2025 ASEAN NCAP standards.
Tested in July 2022, the Honda HR-V scored 28/32 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 45.43/51 for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 19.5/21 for Safety Assist, and 8/16 for Motorcyclist Safety (MS) in the ASEAN NCAP test. All variants of the Honda HR-V are equipped with the latest Honda Sensing technology which includes:
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
• Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
• Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
• Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
• Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
• Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
• Auto High Beam (AHB)
• Lead Car Departure Notification (LCDN)
Except for the “S” variant, all variants get dual front airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags. The “S” variant gets dual front airbags and side airbags but is not equipped with side curtain airbags. Honda’s LaneWatch safety feature is only fitted onto the “V” and “e:Hev RS” variants.
Not yet launched in the Malaysian market, the Honda BR-V obtained 26.98/32 for AOP, 44.53/51 for COP, 16.5/21 for Safety Assist, and 8.1/16 for MS in the ASEAN NCAP test. Over in Thailand and Indonesia, the all-new Honda BR-V has been launched in two variants and five variants respectively. Looking at its segment rivals, the BR-V’s ASEAN NCAP score (77.02) follows behind the Perodua Alza (81.64)and the Toyota Veloz (79.99).
The Honda BR-V is equipped with six airbags, Honda Sensing, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD,) Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Some variants are only equipped with four airbags (omitting side curtain airbags) and don’t get Honda’s Sensing technology (in Indonesia). Honda’s LaneWatch safety technology is only available on the higher-tier variant. Safety specifications for the all-new Honda BR-V in Malaysia have yet to be confirmed.
In August, it was reported that Honda Malaysia delivered over 1,300 units of the all-new Honda HR-V in just one month. In Malaysia, the Honda HR-V is available in four variants with the “S” variant starting at a price of RM 114,800. With Thailand and Indonesia already receiving the all-new Honda BR-V, it won’t be long until it will reach Malaysia. With the ASEAN NCAP results out, buyers can make a more informed decision.