The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) in December 2017 has officially presented Perodua with a certificate recognising the new Perodua Myvi as having been given a full 5-star ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) safety rating.
“We are simultaneously proud and humbled by this recognition of our achievement. Perodua is a company that always puts ‘People First’, and the new Myvi represents our strongest effort thus far to ensure the safety of our customers and the occupants in our vehicles,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said at the ‘ASEAN NCAP: Towards Autonomous’ seminar today.
“We would like to thank MIROS and ASEAN NCAP for their cooperation and guidance in assisting Perodua to make the new Myvi a 5-star car,” added Datuk (Dr) Aminar.
Tested and rated based on ASEAN NCAP’s latest 2017-2020 protocol, the new Myvi scored 32.71 points out of a possible 36 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), representing a 90.9% compliance, and 43.14 points out of a possible 49 for Child Occupant Protection (COP), representing an 88% compliance.
The 5-star safety rating applies to all variants of the new Myvi, which has as standard four airbags, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control, Emergency Stop Signal, ISOFIX, reverse sensors and seat belt reminders for all seats.
Additionally, the 1.5 variants get six airbags and the range-topping 1.5 Advance debuts the Advanced Safety Assist suite of active safety systems, which comprise Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control.
“The new Myvi is the first vehicle in Malaysia to introduce such a suite of advanced safety features at this price point. In fact, it is the most affordable car with autonomous emergency braking in Malaysia. With the new Myvi, we are bringing active safety to the people,” said Datuk (Dr) Aminar.
“The new Myvi is Perodua’s second 5-star car after the Bezza. Last year, ASEAN NCAP awarded the Bezza ‘Best Child Occupant Protection’ and ‘Best Adult Occupant Protection’ in the small family car category. All of our vehicles are rated by ASEAN NCAP and conform to safety regulations,” he continued.