5-star ASEAN NCAP rating for all-new 2022 Perodua Alza, scores higher than Toyota Veloz
Sanjay · Jul 20, 2022 05:31 PM
For a car with many firsts, here's another feather the all-new 2022 Perodua Alza can add to its cap: it's the first Malaysian car to pass the ASEAN NCAP's stricter 2021 – 2025 protocol, acing it with five stars.
The variant tested was the base Alza 1.5 X, with the tests conducted at the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research's (MIROS) PC3 lab in Melaka.
ASEAN NCAP's new protocol places higher emphasis on ADAS, as the assesment now encompasses tests for autonomous emergency braking (AEB), as well as motorcyclist safety, among others.
In adult occupant protection, the Alza scored 28.96 points over a maximum 32 points, as protection for injuries on the front occupants' chest and lower legs area was only marginal in a front collision, though better in a side impact collision. In comparison, the Thailand-market Veloz scored 27.90 in this area.
Boosting the Alza's scores are of course, the standard 6 airbags.
Child occupant protection is rightfully as good as can be, scoring a maximum 16 points and 8 points for front and side impact protection respectively.
Total score for the Alza in child occupant safety is 43.04 points over a maximum 51 points; slightly lesser than the Veloz's 43.78 points.
In tests for autonomous emergency braking (AEB), the Alza nets a perfect score because of two main factors: it detects pedestrians, and it's standard on all three variants. Performance meets the ASEAN NCAP's standards too
Blind spot detection is also satisfactory.
In total, the Alza netted 81.64 points over a maximum 100, a sliver better than the Veloz that got a total of 79.99.
Sister car to the Toyota Veloz, the all-new 2022 Perodua Alza (D27A) was launched earlier today, with a price tag ranging from RM 62,500 (1.5 X), RM 68,000 (H), and RM 75,500 (AV). Underpinned by the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), it comes with a whole host of new features – including being Perodua's first car to come with adaptive cruise control with stop and go.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.