The 2018 Perodua Myvi has been awarded a five-star safety rating from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP). The safety rating is applicable to all variants of the five-door hatch, from the 1.3 Standard G (MT) to the range-topping 1.5 Advance.

The new Myvi follows ASEAN NCAP’s 2017-2020 protocol (details here), which now includes a score for Safety Assist Technologies (SAT). This joins the revised Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP) tests. The latter now accounts for side impact protection (a further 16 points) and head protection technologies (another 4 points) for a total of 36 points (previously 16 points max).

In the AOP test, the new Myvi scored 32.71 out of 36 points, which represents a 90.9% compliance. As a comparison, the previous, four-star-rated Myvi (tested in 2015) scored 11.55 out of 16 points, a 72.2% compliance; the five-star-rated Proton Iriz (tested in 2014) got 14.07 out of 16 points (87.9% compliance).

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As for the COP test, the 2018 Myvi was given a score of 43.14 out of 49 points (88% compliance). By comparison, the previous car managed 34.83 out of 49 points (71.1% compliance); the Iriz scoring 40.06 out of 49 points (81.8% compliance).

Standard safety kit on all variants include four airbags (dual front and side), ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), emergency stop signal, reverse sensors and Isofix child seat anchors for the second row.

The 1.5L variants pile on two more airbags for a total of six (dual front, side and curtain), but only the 1.5 Advance gets the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) suite of safety and driver assistance systems. These include Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), Front Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC).

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As a refresher, PCW warns you when a collision is about to happen, PCB is low-speed autonomous emergency braking, while FDA alerts you when the car in front has moved on (in a traffic jam), saving you from being honked by the car behind. PMC detects an obstruction in front, and will not allow the car to accelerate. You can find out more on ASA and its functions, here.

For more information about the 2018 Perodua Myvi, check out our comprehensive launch report and spec-by-spec comparison posts. We’ve also driven the five-door hatch, and you can read our first drive review, here.

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