The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) officially presented Perodua with a certificate recognising the 2018 Perodua Myvi’s five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating at the organisation’s fourth quarter 2017 test results announcement event today. The crash test was done in October this year.

“We are simultaneously proud and humbled by this recognition of our achievement. Perodua is a company that always puts people first, and the new Myvi represents our strongest effort thus far to ensure the safety of our customers and the occupants in our vehicles,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.

Of note is that the new Myvi was tested and rated based on ASEAN NCAP’s latest and more stringent 2017-2020 protocol. It’s a fair bit different from the previous standards, and you can read about the latest protocol here. The Myvi scored 32.71 points out of a possible 36 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), representing 90.9% compliance; and 43.14 points out of a possible 49 for Child Occupant Protection (COP), representing an 88% compliance.

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The five-star safety rating applies to all variants of the new Myvi, which has as standard four airbags, ABS with EBD, VSC, Emergency Stop Signal, ISOFIX child seat mounts, reverse sensors and seat belt reminders for all five seats. The 1.5L variants get six airbags, while the range-topping 1.5 Advance’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) suite includes Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control functions.

“The new Myvi is the first vehicle in Malaysia to introduce such a suite of advanced safety features at this price point. In fact, it is the most affordable car with autonomous emergency braking in Malaysia. With the new Myvi, we are bringing active safety to the people,” Aminar added.

To learn more about the new Myvi, check out our written and video reviews of the B-segment hatchback, which is priced from RM44,300 to RM55,300.

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