We already know that the all-new Isuzu D-Max is one safe pick-up truck. Earlier this year, it scored a perfect five-star rating on both the ASEAN NCAP and the Australasian NCAP crash tests. If that's still not enough to impress you, Isuzu's latest pick-up truck scored another perfect rating, this time awarded by Euro NCAP. Yes, the 2021 D-Max just aced one of the world's most stringent safety tests.
As for the crash test results, the 2021 D-Max scored 84% in Adult Occupation, 86% in Child Occupation, 69% in Vulnerable Road Users Protection, and 83% in Safety Assists Technologies. Euro NCAP noted that the D-Max provided a superior level of protection to occupants during the various crash tests including the most severe side pole test. However, it didn't score very high in road users and pedestrian protection due to lack of reverse autonomous emergency braking and an active hood.
The agency also states that some results have been carried over from the ANCAP tests earlier this year. However, some of the tests have been repeated by the Euro NCAP to ensure that the ratings are correct and valid for the European market.
We should mention that the European-spec 2021 D-Max comes with a host of safety systems, including 7 airbags as standard. It also features autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a multi-collision braking system. The pick-up truck is also equipped with an advanced e-Call system that automatically notifies emergency services of your location in the event of an accident.
Scoring a perfect five-star rating at the Euro NCAP is no easy task. Even some of the newest high-end vehicles built in Europe fail to receive a perfect five-star rating from the agency. Hopefully, all, if not most of the safety features and tech make their way to the Philippine-spec D-Max once it arrives in 2021.