Proton received three awards at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award 2016 for the Iriz, Prevé and new generation Saga which were awarded with the Most Affordable 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Car in Malaysia, Most Affordable 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Car in Thailand and Award of the Rising Star, respectively.
The Iriz and Prevé for all variants come fully loaded with active and passive safety features such as electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), traction control, brake assist, hill-hold assist, two airbags and a seat belt reminder system.
Complementing the safety features of the car is the Hot Press Forming (HPF) body structure, which is German technology adopted by Proton.
The HPF steel provides up to five times more strength than normal steel, giving the cars more stability as well as a stronger cabin for better protection.
The Premium 1.3L variant of the third generation Saga comes equipped with ESC, ABS, EBD, traction control, brake assist, hill-hold assist, airbags, ISOFIX and top-tether, with all-round sensors.
“The evolution of Saga reflects Proton’s determination to improve and refine the legendary Saga from just one star in 2012 to three stars in 2013 and recently four stars when tested in 2016, therefore befitting the recognition given to Saga as the Rising Star award winner.
“We could not be more appreciative of the recognition of our hard work and continuous belief in our products and this will further incentivise all of us in Proton to work harder to give better products and services to our customers,” Dato’ Fuaad added.
ASEAN NCAP or New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asia is a collaborative effort between the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (“MIROS”) and Global NCAP.
It is an addition to the NCAP family, targeted to elevate vehicle safety standards, raise consumer awareness and encourage safer vehicles in the region.