The Honda HR-V was just awarded the highest rating by the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) after subjecting it various tests for passenger safety.

A counterpart of the Global NCAP, the ASEAN NCAP is composed of automotive associations from around the region including our own Automotive Association of the Philippines (AAP).

The HR-V trim with seatbelt reminder (SBR) feature received a full five-star safety rating for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) while the lower trim without SBR got a four-star rating.

Both trims of the HR-V scoring 15.21 out of a possible 16.00 on AOP while only getting 73% in Child Occupant Protection (COP), which is lower than the CR-V’s COP rated at 86%.

“We are very proud that Honda HR-V has achieved a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. This tested model was manufactured and sold in Thailand. The result reflects our commitment to deliver innovative and quality automobiles with the highest safety standards for all passengers, both adults and children,” said Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Equipped with a full range of premium advanced safety technologies including Electric Parking Brake, Automatic Brake Hold, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), six airbags (Driver i-SRS airbag, Front Passenger SRS airbag, i-Side airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags), and ISOFIX & Child Anchor, which is regarded as the international standard of attachment points for child safety seats in passenger cars (may differ depending on local requirement).

“You can see the trend that SUVs are popular amongst car owners with family, and HR-V are also the favourite for the urbanites who love sporty lifestyle and indulge in long and comfortable rides. This crash test assessment is really important to ensure the safety of the occupants in the vehicle and for the consumers to be well informed of such safety features. Manufacturers may focus on what to improve for vehicle safety in their next model,” said ASEAN NCAP Chairman, Prof. Dr. Wong Shaw Voon.