Good news! Perodua announced yesterday that all its cars will come with dual airbags and seat belt pretensioners from July 2012. This includes the Viva, which is Malaysia’s cheapest new car. The compact car maker added that there will be no price increase with this move.
One thing that led to this is the UN ECE R94 new safety regulations regarding frontal collision that the government has been pushing. Although R94 regulations aren’t just about SRS, the airbags and seat belt pretensioners (they preemptively tighten the belt to prevent the occupant from being thrown forward in a crash) will go a long way to prevent serious injury and deaths from road accidents.