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Next Perodua Myvi needs BSM to retain 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating

CY Foong Β· Nov 6, 2020 11:45 AM

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According to the current 2017-20 methodology, there are 25 out of 37 vehicles crash-tested by ASEAN NCAP which received the maximum 5-star rating.

The Perodua Myvi scored impressively well, which makes it one of the safest cars tested by the safety organisation.

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However, a new methodology will be introduced for 2021-25 and if Perodua wants to retain that rating, it needs to add a blind-spot monitor (BSM).

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The X50 could still retain its 5-star rating under the new methodology

Ever since ASEAN NCAP published its first report in 2013, the methodology has been updated in 2017 to introduce the three criteria or pillars which are the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), Child Occupant Protection (COP), and Safety Assist Technology (SAT).

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A fourth pillar will be added to its newest methodology beginning in 2021 to determine the vehicle’s rating which is Motorcyclist Safety. According to their report, motorcyclists make up the biggest group of road users in ASEAN countries at 80%.

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Sadly, this group also comprises the biggest number of fatalities of road accidents in the region. Hence, ASEAN NCAP believes that safety features such as blind-spot monitors could help bring down the number of motorcyclist casualties.

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In other words, in order to get a 5-star rating based on the 2021-25 methodology, the vehicle must be fitted with a blind-spot monitor on top of having safety features such as AEB, curtain airbags, and seatbelt reminders.

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Besides the Myvi, the Perodua Aruz would need to add a BSM in its next update to retain its 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating. The feature is absent on the Aruz but is a available on its twin, the Toyota Rush.

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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