Here is a new video of the new Honda BR-V undergoing its ASEAN NCAP crash test. As previously reported, the model obtained top marks in its recent tests. Available as a five or seven seater, it achieved a five-star total of 14.79 points out of a possible 16 in the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and a four-star, 72% compliance score in the Child Occupant Protection (COP) tests.
However, to be eligible for the maximum five-star safety rating by the safety organisation in AOP tests, cars must at least be fitted with electronic stability control (ESC) and seat belt reminders for both front passengers. The BR-V in the video above does not have those two items, and therefore gets four-stars.
How individual markets in the ASEAN region specify their versions of the BR-V determines if or not it is rated with four or five stars. “This crossover hatchback (BR-V) is eligible for dual rating. Four-star AOP for variants without ESC and seat belt reminders (SBR) for both front occupants, while BR-V variants equipped with such technologies receive a five-star AOP rating,” the ASEAN NCAP explains.
However, regardless of the availability of ESC and SBR, COP test results remain unchanged – four-stars with 72% compliance. Watch the video above and see the Honda BR-V, without ESC and just two airbags, undergo the official crash test.
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