Chevrolet has reaffirmed its reputation for safety with two of its latest models, the Colorado and the Sonic, being awarded 5-star and 4-star rating respectively, in Phase III of the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN NCAP).
The Colorado earned an impressive 5-star rating for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and 3-star rating for Child Occupant Protection (COP), with the variant without Electronic Stability Control being rated 4-star for AOP and 3-star for COP. Meanwhile, the Sonic was awarded with 4 star across the board for both AOP and COP.
The results were announced recently at two events held concurrently; the 2014 Global NCAP Forum in Melbourne, Australia and the ASEAN NCAP launch in Melaka. A total of 11 cars/ 9 models were subjected to the standard offset front collision at 64 km/h and a mobile side collision at 50 km/h, with the testing period taking place between October 2013 and April 2014.
This is the first time the company has been included in the ASEAN NCAP testing (though it has seen top rankings in other NCAPs held across the globe) and the Chevrolet Colorado was one of the first two pick-ups in ASEAN NCAP’s list of tested vehicles.
ASEAN NCAP is the newest addition to the highly regarded NCAP organisations worldwide and aims to enhance safety standards, raise consumer awareness and encourage a market for safer vehicles in the Southeast Asia region.