The all new Daihatsu Rocky which went on sale in Japan late last year has been awarded a full 5-star crash test rating by JNCAP (Japan New Car Assessment Program). This is the second Daihatsu product ever to receive the highest crash test score after Boon in 2016.
The Rocky scored 85.7 points out of 100 in the collision safety performance evaluation, received high scores in the full-wrap and offset frontal collision tests, and secured 100% rating (12 out of 12) on the 55 km/h side collision test. It also received full marks for its pedestrian leg protection under evaluation in the pedestrian safety category.
With the exception of its AEB pedestrian performance in which Daihatsu Rocky scored 12.9 out of 80 points, the safety kit otherwise scored well under JNCAP testing. The Rocky obtained 31.7 out of 32 points in the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) test in the car-to-car segment, and its lane departure prevention performance received the full 16 marks in the category. It also aced the rear-view monitoring system and pedal misapplication prevention tests.
The 5-star JNCAP rating also applies to Daihatsu Rocky’s sister product– the Toyota Raize. Toyota and Daihatsu co-developed these compact SUVs using the flexible DNGA platform, which is essentially a low-cost version of Toyota’s modular TNGA platform meant for emerging markets. Both Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize feature same dimensions, platform and even engine & gearbox options. Hence, the safety rating is equally applicable to both models.
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