The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has released the latest ASEAN NCAP crash test results for the second quarter of 2018. The models tested are the Toyota C-HR and Rush as well as the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and all three receive five-star safety ratings.

Looking at the results more closely, the C-HR received 49.72 points for adult occupant protection (AOP), 20.86 points for child occupant protection (COP) and 20.73 points for safety assist technologies (SAT), for a total score of 91.31 points. The crossover comes as standard in the region with seven airbags, ABS, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), front seat belt reminders and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

A Blind Spot Monitor is also fitted as standard in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, while the full Toyota Safety Sense system including Pre-Collision System autonomous emergency braking, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is offered as an option in Thailand and Singapore.

Meanwhile, the Rush obtains an AOP score of 43.25 points, a COP score of 21.33 points and an SAT score of 19.44 points, for a total score of 84.03 points. This is a significant improvement over the previous model, which scored four stars for both AOP and COP. Six airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and seat belt reminders for all seven occupants are now part of the standard equipment list.

Lastly, the Ioniq scored 33.36 points for AOP, 42.10 points for COP and 17.40 points for SAT, resulting in the highest total score of the group at 91.98%. The Hyundai gets seven airbags, ABS, stability control, seat belt reminders for all occupants and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard, while the Plus variant adds blind spot detection, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and adaptive Smart Cruise Control.

The agency also took the opportunity to launch the MIROS Gallery at its headquarters in Kajang, which has been built to showcase its achievement in forming a safer automotive ecosystem in Malaysia.