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The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has released its test results for the new Ford Everest. The results for the seven-seater SUV is based on tests done by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) in October 2015 and then verified with ASEAN NCAP’s Ford Ranger data.

The Thailand-made Ford Everest tested here is the Everest Trend 4×4 3.2L variant, which managed to obtain an impressive score of 15.38 points out of 16 in the Adult Occupant Protection test, granting it a five-star rating. In the Child Occupant Protection, the Everest garnered four stars with an 81% compliance rating.

The score obtained here is nearly the same as that obtained by the Ford Ranger, which the Everest is based on. However, the Everest excels further in Child Occupant Protection (Ranger has a 63% compliance rating). Standard safety features on the Everest that helped it obtain the high safety rating include Electronically Stability Control (ESC), ABS, seatbelt reminder and Isofix child seat anchor points.

In mid-December 2015, we sighted the new Ford Everest in Malaysia, although the Ranger-based SUV has yet to make its launch debut here. Expect the variant line-up to include a base 2.2 litre 4×2 variant and a 3.2 litre 4×4 Titanium variant. We’ve already tested the Everest in Chiang Rai, which you can read about, here.