ASEAN NCAP recently crash tested two SUVs sold in Malaysia – the Toyota Rush and Great Wall M4 – and has released the results. The safety body said that with support from Bloomberg Philantrophies, it has progressively performed crash tests on SUVs offered in ASEAN to ensure that safety levels meet United Nations standards.

The Indonesian-made Toyota Rush facelift that was tested (as sold in Malaysia) came with ABS as standard across the board, and had Isofix mounting points plus two airbags, but no Electronic Stability Control (ESC). It achieved four stars for both adult occupant protection (AOP) and child occupant protection (COP), scoring 12.47 points out of a possible 16 and 82% compliance, respectively.

ASEAN NCAP noted that the Rush achieved a relatively good result for COP, better than all the SUVs it has tested before bar the Honda CR-V at 86% compliance.


The Great Wall M4 was crash tested in June. The Gurun-assembled car, the first ever China-branded car tested by ASEAN NCAP, scored 9.64 points out of 16 for three stars in the AOP, and four stars in COP with 79% compliance. It comes with two airbags, ABS and Isofix, but no ESC.

While the M4’s AOP score is relatively low, its COP rating is reasonably good and betters the five-star Honda HR-V (73%), Subaru XV (67%) and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (40%) in the SUV segment.

With this two additions, ASEAN NCAP has so far crash tested seven SUV sold in Malaysia. View the freshly-released star rating vs price chart for the SUV segment below.