(From left) Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh, Miros chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Lee Lam Thye, Asean NCAP chairman Professor Dr Wang Shaw Voon, Miros acting director-general Dr Siti Zaharah Ishak and Miros secretary general Dr Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim at the 5-star Asean NCAP safety certification for the new Perodua Myvi.

PERUSAHAAN Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), the largest carmaker in the country, has received the 5-star Asean New Car Assessment Programme (Asean NCAP) safety rating certificate for the newly-launched Perodua Myvi.

The certificate was presented by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros).

“We are 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 to ensure the safety of our customers and the occupants in our vehicles,” said its president and chief executive officer, Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh, in a statement.

Tested and rated based on the Asean NCAP’s latest 2017-2020 protocol, the new Myvi scored 32.71 points out of a possible 36 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), representing a 90.9 per cent compliance and 43.14 points of a possible 49 for Child Occupant Protection (COP), which represents an 88 per cent compliance.

“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,” Aminar said.

The 5-star safety rating applies to all variants of the new Myvi, which comes equipped with four airbags, anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, vehicle stability control, traction control, emergency stop signal, Isofix, reverse sensors and seat-belt reminders for all seats, as its standard safety features.

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 comprises 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.

“It is also Perodua’s second 5-star car after the Bezza. Last year, Asean NCAP awarded the Bezza with the ‘Best Child Occupant Protection’ and ‘Best Adult Occupant Protection’ awards for the sm all family car category. All of our vehicles are rated by Asean NCAP and conform to safety regulations,” said Aminar.

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