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At the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards ceremony last night, the organisation announced the results of the crash tests it performed in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Of the nine cars that were evaluated, five received a full five-star safety rating for adult occupant protection (AOP). The list includes the new Honda Civic, Toyota Sienta, Nissan NP300 Navara, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Hyundai Elantra, which also gain four-star ratings for child occupant protection (COP).

As usual, there are provisos to those ratings – Civic models without a passenger-side seat belt reminder, as well as Sienta, Pajero Sport and Elantra variants not fitted with electronic stability control (ESC) all get a four-star AOP rating instead.

The rest of the cars tested get a four-star AOP rating. These include the Toyota Calya and Daihatsu Sigra A-segment MPV twins; the difference is that the Calya also gets a four-star COP rating, while the Sigra musters only two stars. Sigra models not fitted with airbags also get just one star for AOP.

Lastly are the Honda Brio and the new Proton Ertiga, which also get a four-star AOP and two-star COP rating. The Proton’s results are carried over from its Suzuki twin, which was tested in April.