The all-new 11th generation Honda Civic has scored a full 5-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. The 11th g en Civic is Honda’s first model to undergo the new ASEAN NCAP 2021-2015 testing protocol, which covers additional elements like Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).
The new Honda Civic has so far been introduced in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia and comes standard with 6 airbags, host of passive safety systems and the latest Honda Sensing suite which includes autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attention monitor & automatic high beam as standard.
In adult occupant protection, the Civic scored 29.28 out of 32 possible points, with full marks 8/8 given for the side impact test, while 14.54 out of 16 points for frontal impact and 6.74 out of 8 points in head protection systems tests. In terms of child occupant protection, the Civic achieved maximum points (24 out of 24) however lower scores for installation, vehicle based and child presence detection resulted in a total overall score of 46.72 out of 51 points. As for safety assist category, the Civic scored 19.07 out of 21 points.
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As part of the new testing protocol, motorcyclist safety has been added to the assessment with Civic only managed 8.32 out of 16 points, with the lack of a proper blind spot monitor resulting in just 2.32 out of 8 possible points. The new testing protocol also accounts for the fitment of an advanced rear visualization (ARV) system, which is basically having a camera placed at the rear of the car, typically referred to as a digital rear-view mirror.
No points were given to the Civic for ARV because it’s not offered in the markets mentioned above, however everything else like automatic high beam, pedestrian protection and AEB system’s ability to detect motorcycles netted maximum points. The overall score for the new Honda Civic was 83.47, warranting 5 star rating.
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