February 26, 2013

Proton Preve - 5-star ANCAP crash rating !

Australian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) crash tested our very own Proton Prevé and is awarded 5-star safety rating! The Prevé 1.6 CVT model garnered 14.53 out of 16 for frontal offset and 15.72 out of 16 for side impact, 2 out of 2 for pole crash, good for whiplash, 2 out of 3 for seatbelt reminder but marginal for pedestrian protection. Thus, it received an overall score of 34.25 out of 37.

Take note that Australia's Prevé is equipped with ABS, EBD, 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard. The top-of-the-line Prevé in Malaysia has a maximum of 4 airbags only.

The only letdown in this crash test is the pedestrian protection section. Proton have to buck up since every other car manufacturers are starting to improve in this area. Nevertheless, kudos to Proton for achieving this amazing crash result.

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