Here’s the video of the Proton Waja EuroNCAP Crash test. I remember seeing this on Top Gear once, where Jeremy Clarkson was showing the difference between a Ford Fiesta, Proton Impian (Waja) and a Toyota Avensis. The Toyota naturally scored a 5 star out of 5 star result.

Results from Euro NCAP: 3/5 stars for adult occupants, 1/5 stars for pedestrians

Frontal Impact

The body suffered severe damage and both front passengers suffered chest loads that could cause injuries. The restraints needed to cushion their upper bodies better than it did. There were also hard points in fascia that could cause harm if struck. The driver’s footwell was pushed back, posing a risk of leg injury. The centre rear seat had a three-point belt. This gave superior protection to that of a lap belt.

Side Impact

The side impact protection worked reasonably well. However the chest loading could lead to an increased chance of injury, whilst the abdomen and pelvis were reasonably protected.

Child Protection

The 18-month-old was in a rear- facing restraint and the 3-year-old in a forward-facing one. Both were as recommended by Proton. Neither protected its occupant’s head in the frontal or side impacts. Warnings of the dangers of death or serious injury for a child placed in a rear-facing restraint in the front passenger’s seat were inadequate. There was a sticker on the passenger’s sun visor, visible in the stowed position, and a pictogram (which, because of its design, could easily confuse) on the passenger’s end of the fascia.

Pedestrian Protection

The pedestrian protection can best be described as dire. Proton admitted to Euro NCAP that its designs weren’t pedestrian friendly, but promised improvements.