Proton S70 passes the ASEAN NCAP crash tests with flying colours

Proton S70 passes the ASEAN NCAP crash tests with flying colours

KUALA LUMPUR: Just after the launch of the all-new Proton S70, ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries) released the sedan’s safety rating. The car was assessed under the 2021-25 protocol and passed the tests with flying colours.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the safety rating of the Proton S70?

    The Proton S70 achieved an overall score of 82.95 points and earned a 5-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash tests.
  • What safety features are offered in the Proton S70?

    The Proton S70 standard safety kit includes six airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, blind spot detection, pedestrian protection technology and rear collision warning. In addition, the higher trims also get advanced safety assist technologies.
  • Proton S70

    The Proton S70 achieved an overall score of 82.95 points and earned a 5-star rating. It is based on the four assessment categories mentioned below - 

    Category

    Points

    Adult Occupant Protection (AOP)

    36.46 / 40.00

    Child Occupant Protection (COP)

    17.02 / 20.00 

    Safety Assist (SA)

    15.71 / 20.00

    Motorcyclist Safety (MS).

    13.75 / 20.00

    The new Proton sedan comes packed with a bag full of standard safety features, including six airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, a seatbelt reminder (front and rear), blind spot detection (on both sides), child presence detection, pedestrian protection technology and rear collision warning.

    Proton S70

    In addition, the higher trims also get advanced safety assist technologies such as autonomous emergency braking (city, inter-urban, and pedestrian), auto high beam, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and fatigue driving reminder system. 

    As per the report, ASEAN NCAP assessed the functionalities of the AEB and BSD technologies fitted inside the sedan. It also physically assessed the AHB’s functionality.

    Proton S70

    “ASEAN NCAP is extremely pleased to witness PROTON’s commitment towards enhancing the safety of their customers. The earlier X-series under the SUV segment have achieved remarkable successes, all receiving 5-star ASEAN NCAP ratings, which reflects the brand’s unwavering dedication to vehicle safety. The new S70 sedan is a testament to this commitment,” the company said in the official press releases.

    Proton S70

    As a quick recap, the Proton S70 is offered in four variants - Executive, Premium, Flagship, and Flagship X. The price begins at RM 73,800 and goes all the way up to RM 94,800. All the variants are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder MPI engine tuned to deliver 150 PS and a peak torque of 226 Nm. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    Also read: Proton X50 R3 20th Anniversary Edition launched in Malaysia

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