ASEAN NCAP has awarded the newly introduced Proton X90 a five-star crash test rating. Like the previously launched X70 and X50, the Proton X90 is also a rebadged Geely SUV, called Haoyue.
Adult occupant protection (AOP) receives a full score of 40 points under the most recent 2021-2025 assessment protocol, while child occupant protection (COP), safety assist (SA), and motorcyclist safety (MS) receive full scores of 20 points each.
The X90 “performed exceptionally well in the assessment” with an overall score of 83.75 points, translating to four stars. However, when it comes to specific categories, it received five-star ratings for AOP (37.75 points), COP (17.79 points), and SA (15.71 points). Finally, the SUV received 12.50 points in the MS category, bringing its total to approximately 84 points and five stars. The crash test was carried out at China’s CATARC last month.
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The X90 is available in four trim levels: Standard, Executive, Premium, and Flagship, and each includes six airbags (front, side, and curtain) as well as standard features including ABS/EBD/BA and ESC. Lane change assist (blind spot), rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA), door opening warning, and rear collision warning (RCW) are also standard across the board.
Proton X90 crash test
However, ADAS is only available on the Premium, thus the Standard and Executive miss out on AEB, forward collision warning, ACC with Stop & Go, lane departure warning and prevention, lane centering control, emergency lane centering assist, and traffic sign information (TSI). The latter has been calibrated to read Malaysian road signs, as seen on the meter panel.
Three of these features are new to Proton and make their debut on the X90: RCTA, RCW, and TSI. Other convenience features connected to safety include auto high beam (Premium and up), tire pressure monitoring (Executive and up), and a 360-degree camera with 3D vision (Executive and up, Standard receives a reverse camera). Buyers of the flagship model get a dashcam.
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