ASEAN NCAP – SAFER CARS FOR ASEAN REGION
Launch of 5th ASEAN Automobile Safety Forum 2016 in Cambodia &
Release of Q3 2016 Result
Phnom Penh, 15 September 2016 – The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries
(ASEAN NCAP) held the fifth edition of the ASEAN Automobile Safety Forum (AASF) 2016/005 today
at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokheethra, Cambodia, in collaboration with the Automobile Association
of Cambodia (AAC). As a consumer based organisation, ASEAN NCAP has set six strategic approaches
to enhance road safety in the ASEAN region and improve vehicle safety performance. Based on one
of these strategic approaches, the theme for the AASF 2016/005 is “Reduce Non-Safe Cars on the
Road”, with the objective to overcome the road safety challenges of aging/used vehicles on the road.
The forum was officiated by Her Excellency Min Manavy, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Public
Works and Transport, Kingdom of Cambodia. Her Excellency is also the Vice President of Cambodia
National Road Safety Committee.
During the forum participants had the opportunity to listen to presentations from local Cambodian
organisations such as the Institute for Road Safety and the National Road Safety Committee. Other
presentations were given by vehicle manufacturers such as HINO, Toyota, Hyundai, as well as from
Global NCAP, the Thai-German Graduate School, Denso, Altair Engineering, Malaysia Automotive
Institute, and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research.
At the AASF in Phnom Penh, ASEAN NCAP also released its latest test result for the 3rd Quarter of 2016
for the Proton Saga’s new model. This is the second generation model of the Saga which Proton will
be launching soon. In the test, the Proton Saga scored 13.33 out of 16.00 points in the Adult Occupant
Protection (AOP) category, which placed the model in the range of a 4-Star rating. This result is a
remarkable improvement compared to the previous result achieved during Phase I in 2013. In Phase
I, the Saga obtained 10.23 points for the AOP category, a score that put the model’s result at 3-Stars.
The new Proton Saga model also performed well in the Child Occupant Protection (COP) category
where it achieved a 4-Star rating at 71% compliance. The current result is a distinct improvement from
the COP result obtained in 2013, with 48% compliance and was rated as 2-Stars.
Global NCAP Programs Director and Asia Pacific Coordinator, Ms. Jessica Truong said:
“New Car Assessment Programmes have made a significant impact on the safety development of new
car models around the world. The new Proton Saga is one example of such development. Proton
improved the crashworthiness of the car and equipped it with more safety features. Global NCAP
hopes this approach will be reflected by other vehicle manufacturers producing cars for the ASEAN
countries. By eliminating zero star cars, our vision of achieving zero fatalities due to road crashes will
be closer to becoming a reality.”
ASEAN NCAP is a new addition to the NCAP organizations around the world, which aims to enhance
safety standards, raise consumer awareness and encourage a market for safer vehicles in the
Southeast Asia region (ASEAN community). A collaboraion between 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),
Thailand (RAAT) and Cambodia (AAC).
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.