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The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has released its latest crash test results, and this time it’s the new 2015 Mitsubishi Triton that has gone through the rigmarole of testing. The pick-up truck receives four stars, one star down from its five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) rating.

In the frontal offset crash test, it scored 13.56 points out of a possible 16 in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), putting the new Triton firmly in the four-star category.

More worryingly, it netted just two stars in Child Occupant Protection (COP) with only 48% compliance, lagging behind other pick-ups like the Chevrolet Colorado (three stars) and Isuzu D-Max (four stars). A UN R95 side impact test yielded a “Pass” rating, securing the Triton’s four-star rating.

Of course, the vehicle that was tested by ASEAN NCAP – which is more representative of the version we get over here – is different from the one procured by ANCAP. The latter has seven airbags (including one for the driver’s knee), stability control and Isofix child seat mounts as standard across the range; ours has none of these features and includes just two airbags.