ASEAN NCAP Results for Quarter 1, 2016 - Hyundai i10, Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner, Nissan Grand Livina results


 Ouch!!!! The 1st generation Hyundai i10 with some crash test dummies....and a flying side skirt.

 MIROS / ASEAN NCAP recently performed several crash tests on the 1st generation Hyundai i10, 3rd generation Ford Everest, the current Toyota Fortuner, the Nissan Grand Livina and the Toyota Innova. 



Hyundai i10 achieved 1-Star rating with the score of 4.40 points for its AOP. The result deteriorated from the crash performed during Phase 1 in 2012, in which it scored 7.31 points, a result that falls within 2-Star category. The i10 performance in COP has improved tremendously with an achievement of 79% compliance (4-Star rating). This is a significant improvement if compared with the previous result of 48% compliance, which is in the range of 2-Star.


Ford Everest scored 15.38 points for AOP and with the availability of ESC, it deserved the 5-Star rating for AOP. For COP, Everest performed better than Ranger with 81% compliance. This percentage places it within the range of 4-Star.


Toyota Fortuner’s score is a carried over from Hilux’s result. With 14.43 points for AOP, the SUV receives dual rating with 4-Star for variants that are not equipped with ESC and 5-Star for variants with ESC. Similar to Hilux, Fortuner’s COP result achieved 4-Star with 71% compliance.

 The MPV Nissan Grand Livina received 12.50 points for AOP, score within the range of 4-Star rating. While for its COP, Grand Livina obtained 2-Star rating with 41% compliance.


Toyota Innova scored 14.10 points for AOP. With ASEAN NCAP 5-Star prerequisite, Innova received dual rating with variants with ESC is eligible for 5-Star AOP, while the ones without received 4-Star. In the COP category, Innova’s performance met 76% compliance, in which the percentage is within 4-Star rating.

It is quite surprising that the retested 1st generation Hyundai i10 somehow magically lost 1 whole star rating in the Adult Occupant Protection (from 2star to 1star) but suddenly improved tremendously in the Child Occupant Protection ratings (from 2 star to 4 star). The improvement was due to ISOFIX child seat mounts provided. But it is strange that adult safety somehow vanished in a car with the same specification. The testers had concluded that this must have been something to do with the manufacturing process of the car. More glue on the 2012 model? A bit more additional welding? Anyway, this retest may only benefit people buying a used 1st generation i10 as this model has ceased production in 2014 and the new 2nd generation model was launched in 2013. Hyundai have not brought this model to Malaysia as yet due to the slow demand and unfavorable tax structure for small city cars. 

Furthermore, my opinion of the Hyundai i10 retest is that it isn't that much of an issue as the car was first launched in 2007 and at that time, Euro NCAP gave it a 4 star rating for both child and adult ratings. I do believe that tests have gotten more stringent since then and by 2012, standards had risen to what it is today. 


But..... the Nissan Grand Livina's (pictured above) Child Occupant Protection rating is a bit worrying as it is a MPV. And MPVs are meant to ferry around people especially children. However, the results were with the absence of ISOFIX and top tether. I have to state that sometimes even if you had ISOFIX mounts it wouldn't help if the parents do not even buckle up their children in the cars here in Malaysia. The very fact of a family owning a child seat is already an issue as most actually don't. So whilst the 2 star rating is quite disappointing, it does tell you that if you do drive around in a Grand Livina, make sure you at least have child seats and use the seat belts to be extra sure. 

More details are in the press release below. Do read and absorb the facts. 

PRESS RELEASE

ASEAN NCAP – SAFER CARS FOR ASEAN REGION

ASEAN NCAP Results Announcement for Quarter 1, 2016 at SAFE STEPS Road Safety Pre-Launch Dinner


Kajang, 12 February 2016 – The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries

(ASEAN NCAP) recently performed several crash tests on popular models in the ASEAN region. The

results for ASEAN NCAP crash tests were announced during SAFE STEPS Road Safety Pre-Launch

Dinner held in Kuala Lumpur. One of the tests performed was an audit test on Hyundai i10. Hyundai

i10 was first crash tested by ASEAN NCAP in 2012 during its Phase 1 installment. The vehicle was

selected by ASEAN NCAP’s Steering Committee based on the list of popular manufacturers in the

ASEAN region. The Hyundai i10 crash tested during Phase 1 in 2012 achieved 2-Star for Adult

Occupant Protection (AOP) with 7.31 points out of 16 points. Whilst in the Child Occupant Protection

(COP) category, it obtained 48% compliance (within 2-Star range).

Hyundai i10 model was selected based on a survey carried out by ASEAN NCAP in early 2015. The

survey was conducted in order to gauge public’s expectation on the vehicles that were crash tested

during the first phase of ASEAN NCAP whether any improvements with regards to safety have been

made after the test. In the audit test, Hyundai i10 did not perform well in the AOP by scoring 4.40

points on the test, which is in the 1-Star rating range. The audit test result shows the i10’s

performance deteriorated than the 2012 crash test. Nevertheless, i10’s performance result for COP

fared relatively well with 79% compliance (4-Star rating) compared to 2-Star in 2012.

ASEAN NCAP Chairman, Prof. Dr. Wong Shaw Voon commented that Hyundai i10 is the first audit

test performed by ASEAN NCAP and sadly to say the result is upsetting. “The main purpose of

conducting such test is to check on manufacturing consistency particularly on the safety

performance of a vehicle. ASEAN NCAP is disappointed with this test result and we will definitely do

more audit tests in the future in order to regularly check manufacturers’ commitment to safety.”

Professor Wong also stated that credits should be given to Bloomberg and Global NCAP for this

opportunity because with continuous follow-ups, manufacturers will not be too comfortable with

their current vehicles achievement, hence, they will continue to improve vehicle safety.

ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Mr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said, “Despite deteriorated AOP

result, i10’s COP result has improved significantly with the introduction of ISOFIX in the car; from 2-

Star to 4-Star rating. This shows the use of car seats with ISOFIX and top tether can make significant

impact on the children’s safety.” ASEAN NCAP will work with OEMs to improve the installation of

passive safety parts in future vehicles, he added.

Ford Everest and Toyota Fortuner

ASEAN NCAP also carried over two previous crash test results. The carried over results are for Ford

Everest and Toyota Fortuner. The result for Everest was released by Australasian New Car

Assessment Program (ANCAP) in October 2015 while Hilux was released in September 2015.

ANCAP had crash tested the third generation model of Ford Everest in October 2015. The sport

utility vehicle (SUV) was based on the design of current Ford Ranger in which ASEAN NCAP carried

over ANCAP’s result and verified it with Ranger’s result. Everest scored very well in AOP with 15.38

points, a 5-Star rating with ESC equipped in all its variants. As for its COP, Everest achieved 81%

compliance which places it within 4-Star category.

For Toyota Fortuner, ASEAN NCAP received technical evidence from Toyota that it has comparable

occupant protection with identical design and similar restraint system for crashworthiness as in

Hilux. Hence, the SUV received 14.53 points for AOP similar to the tested pick-up truck. However,

due to 5-Star prerequisite for AOP in which models with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are rated

as 5-Star, Fortuner’s variants without ESC are rated 4-Star. As for COP, its scored 71% compliance

with 4-Star rating.

Nissan Grand Livina and Toyota Innova

Grand Livina is the fourth model under Nissan’s brand tested by ASEAN NCAP. The MPV model

received 4-Star rating for AOP with 12.50 points. With the absence of ISOFIX and top tether, Grand

Livina’s COP managed to meet 41% compliance, within 2-Star category.

Toyota Innova, after Avanza, is the second MPV model under the Toyota brand tested by ASEAN

NCAP. It obtained a good score with 14.10 points for AOP. As ASEAN NCAP has set a 5-Star

prerequisite for a variant to be equipped with ESC, only Innova’s variants that has ESC is eligible to

receive 5-Star AOP rating. Variants without ESC is relegated to 4-Star. In COP, Innova achieved 76%

compliance, result that places it in 4-Star COP rating.

SAFE STEPS Road Safety is a pan-Asian public service initiative aimed to raise awareness and provide

clear and simple life-saving educational messages on road safety. SAFE STEPS Road Safety

programme is created and developed by Prudence Foundation, in partnership with National

Geographic Channel and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (“FIA”). Go to

https://safesteps.com/road-safety/ for further information on the safe steps.

The gist of the ASEAN NCAP Q1 2016 results are as follows.

 Hyundai i10 achieved 1-Star rating with the score of 4.40 points for its AOP. The result

deteriorated from the crash performed during Phase 1 in 2012, in which it scored 7.31 points, a

result that falls within 2-Star category. The i10 performance in COP has improved tremendously

with an achievement of 79% compliance (4-Star rating). This is a significant improvement if

compared with the previous result of 48% compliance, which is in the range of 2-Star.

 Ford Everest scored 15.38 points for AOP and with the availability of ESC, it deserved the 5-Star

rating for AOP. For COP, Everest performed better than Ranger with 81% compliance. This

percentage places it within the range of 4-Star.

 Toyota Fortuner’s score is a carried over from Hilux’s result. With 14.43 points for AOP, the SUV

receives dual rating with 4-Star for variants that are not equipped with ESC and 5-Star for

variants with ESC. Similar to Hilux, Fortuner’s COP result achieved 4-Star with 71% compliance.

 The MPV Nissan Grand Livina received 12.50 points for AOP, score within the range of 4-Star

rating. While for its COP, Grand Livina obtained 2-Star rating with 41% compliance.

 Toyota Innova scored 14.10 points for AOP. With ASEAN NCAP 5-Star prerequisite, Innova

received dual rating with variants with ESC is eligible for 5-Star AOP, while the ones without

received 4-Star. In the COP category, Innova’s performance met 76% compliance, in which the

percentage is within 4-Star rating.


ASEAN NCAP

ASEAN NCAP is a new addition to the NCAP organizations around the world, which is targeted to

enhance safety standards, raise consumer awareness and thus encourage a market for safer vehicles

in the Southeast Asia region (ASEAN community). This is a collaborative effort by MIROS and Global

NCAP, in which the latter funded the pilot phase of the project. ASEAN NCAP is also supported by

the membership of Automobile Associations from Malaysia (AAM), the Philippines (AAP), Singapore

(AA Singapore), Cambodia (AAC) and Thailand (RAAT).

Currently, ASEAN NCAP Steering Committee (SC) is chaired by the Director-General of MIROS/ASEAN

NCAP Chairman, Prof. Dr. Wong Shaw Voon and the Technical Committee (TC) is chaired by the

ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Mr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim.

Frontal Offset Crash Test

Frontal Offset crash test is conducted by having crash test dummies (Hybrid III 50th percentile -

male) at both the driver and front passenger seats and two child dummies (P3 and P1.5) inside the

child restraint system (CRS) in the test car that moves at 63 km/h (closing speed) when it hit a crash

barrier (crushable aluminium barrier). The test results are described below.

 Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) – Driver & Front Passenger

The result from sensors installed in the dummies and at the body of the car will be analyzed and

classified by human body region. To sum up, the worst result from each dummy (implies injury

level; compared) by body region is considered and accumulated (A). The assessment on the

vehicle is also carried out to consider real-world situation known as “modifier” assessment (B).

Any “penalty” (B) will be deducted from the previous score (A) to produce the final score (C = A

– B). Out of 16 points (C), the star rating will be determined by the following scheme.

Score Star Rating 

14.00–16.00 

11.00–13.99 

8.00–10.99 

5.00–7.99 

2.00–4.99 

0.00–1.99 Zero Star

 Child Occupant Protection (COP) – 3-year-old and 18-month-old Infant

The result for child occupants will be based on the CRS used in the test as well as the injury level

read by the in-dummy sensors. The P3 and and P1.5 child dummies represent 3-year-old and 18-

month-old infant, respectively. Thus, by test definition, the result can be defined as “the level of

protection for the child occupant by using the stated CRS model in that car with specified

(available) CRS attachment method e.g. by using ISOFIX, top tether or solely seatbelt”.

The final result that is in percentage-based will be derived from the following scheme.

Child Occupant Rating Scheme 

Dynamic Test 24/24

CRS Based Assessment 12/12

Vehicle Based Assessment 13/13

TOTAL 49/49

Compliance Percentage 100%

From September 2013, star rating is also applied in COP which previously stated only the percentage

of compliance. The star rating will be determined by the following scheme.

Compliance Score (Percentage) Star Rating 

43.00–49.00 (>87%) 

34.00–42.00 (69%–86%) 

25.00–33.99 (51%–68%) 

15.00–24.99 (31%–50%) 

0.01–14.99 (0.02%–30%) 

0.00 (0%) Zero-Star

New Pre-requisite

Starting January 2015, side impact test (UN R95) was introduced as a new pre-requisite in AOP for 3-

Star and above (pass-fail).

ASEAN NCAP Rating Plate – Results Simplified for Public Consumption

As the result of the test is primarily for public consumption i.e. for consumers to consider the quality

of safety protection offered by the car model based on NCAP assessment, they can simply refer to

the star rating for AOP as well as COP. Due to the above mentioned changes in the rating scheme, a

new result plate is introduced effective from September 2013.


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