Daihatsu Rocky clinches a five-star JNCAP safety rating

Daihatsu Rocky clinches a five-star JNCAP safety rating

KUALA LUMPUR: Toyota’s subsidiary brand, Daihatsu, launched the Rocky compact SUV in November last year. Based on the firm’s new global architecture, the SUV features good maneuverability, a powerful design, and a spacious cabin. On top of these, it has recently stood up to mark in the safety performance evaluation done by the Japan New Car Assessment Program.

Daihatsu Rocky has been awarded a 5-star rating in JNCAP collision safety performance evaluation. It was carried out by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, Tourism, and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid.

Daihatsu Rocky safety rating

The JNCAP assesses the vehicle and allocates a score for the damage reduction effects of its equipment and functions, on the basis of the occurrence characteristics of road traffic accidents in Japan. The three evaluation areas of the test are passenger protection, pedestrian protection, and seatbelt reminder since 2018, while the scores are calculated out of a combined total of 100 points.

Daihatsu Rocky scored 85.7 points in the evaluation, and thus received the highest five-star rating. It is the second time when a Daihatsu-produced vehicle received a 5-star rating, before this Boon compact passenger car received this tag in 2016. 

Daihatsu Rocky rear

The SUV received full scores in the full-wrap, offset frontal collision tests, and pedestrian leg protection. It received a 100% rating on the 55 kmph side collision test, 31.7 out of 32 points in the autonomous emergency braking test in the car-to-car segment, and full 16 marks in lane departure prevention category. Moreover, it also scored full marks in pedal misapplication prevention and rear-view monitoring system tests. 

The top-spec Daihatsu Rocky is well packed with Smart Assist suite of driver assistance systems, comprising AEB with pedestrian detection, front and rear erroneous start prevention function with braking control, all-speed adaptive cruise control and a Smart Panorama Parking Assist system.

Perodua D55L front

Toyota also sells the Rocky SUV as the Raize in Japan, While Malaysia’s largest carmaker, Perodua is prepping for its own version of Daihatsu Rocky for the domestic market, codenamed as D55L. The model is expected to reveal towards the end of this year, though the details of the SUV are very limited at the moment.

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