The Proton X70 has been awarded the full 5 star rating by ASEAN NCAP in the latest round of crash tests. What’s more impressive is that the X70 sits near the top of its segment for occupant safety.
This achievement is credited to X70’s Hot Press Forming (HPF) technology for body structures, which provides a high level of protection for passengers. The combination of 6 airbags (standard for all variants), Isofix child mounts and seat belts with pretensioners & load limiters help Proton X70 achieve a perfect score for the side impact and head protection tests.
It is imperative to mention that the X70 was tested based on the latest 2017-2020 testing protocol, which takes into account the vehicle’s safety assist technology and carries a scoring weightage of 25%.
The X70 SUV which is based on Geely Boyue is the first Proton model to be offered with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind spot information system.
As for comparison, the X70 scored a total of 35.27 points in the adult occupant protection, ahead of the 2017 Honda CR-V 2.4 (34.02) and 2018 Toyota Rush (31.14). Both the X70 and CR-V scored the full 16 points for side impact protection, but the Proton fared better than the Honda in the frontal impact (15.27 points vs 14.76) and head protection (4.00 vs 3.26) tests.
Aside from the advanced driver assistance system that is making its debut on a Proton model, the Proton X70 is also fitted with various convenience features such as voice command, adaptive cruise control, intelligent high beam control and a 360 degree camera for safe maneuvering in tight spaces.
The Proton X70 will be making its first public debut at the upcoming Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS 2018), which is set to kick off next week from 23rd November to 2nd December 2018.
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