How safe is Malaysian car? Here is the answer. Awarded by foreign crash test team in Australia. The Preve managed to get full star on the test. Proton Prevé Awarded With The Highest Safety Ratings In Australasian Ncap Test HOW SAFE IS PROTON CAR? PREVE WITH FIVE STAR ANCAP SAFETY RATING AWARD
PROTON’s family sedan, the Prevé, has been awarded 5 Star rating in the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme, better known as the ANCAP. The result, announced by ANCAP, came after the the completion of three crash tests – frontal offset, side impact and pole – conducted by independent specialist laboratories in Australia to determine the safety level of the Proton Prevé. To qualify for ANCAP star ratings, new vehicles are assessed and awarded points collected from a combination of test categories and scientific criteria.
In order to obtain 5 Star rating – the highest award given by ANCAP, the Proton Prevé had to achieve the highest international recognised standards in all of its test categories. Equipped with specifications that are also in compliance with the Australian automotive safety standards, the Prevé now joins the ranks of many other international renowned models as a car that is recommended by ANCAP to be purchased by consumers attributed to its high standard of safety. According to the Executive Chairman of PROTON Holdings Berhad, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, PROTON’s drive to change the public perception about its brand is now further proven and reinforced by this latest achievement. “As we have reiterated time and time again, our models are not just affordable but more importantly we want our customers to know that they are quality products.
An achievement of this level is yet another testament of the improving quality of Proton cars and that the Proton Prevé is recommended as a safe car, at par with other international models which have been awarded with the same level of ratings by ANCAP.” A technological first for PROTON in engineering, all Proton Prevé units produced for domestic and export markets utilizes a technology defined as Hot Press Forming (HPF), that provides better protection and higher body as well as structural rigidity without compromising the overall car bodyweight. “The wellbeing of our customers when driving a Proton car is always a top priority for us. So when the Proton Prevé was developed, we challenged ourselves to produce a high safety technology vehicle,” said Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil. “In fact, it didn’t stop there. We are constantly working on enhancing the safety performance of all our models – particularly for our domestic market, and our customers will see the result of our initiative in our upcoming models and variants from the third quarter of 2013 onwards.”
The 5 Star ratings awarded to the Proton Prevé follows the recent achievement by Saga FLX, another model under the PROTON marque which received a 3 Star rating by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP). Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil added that this latest development also came at perfect timing, as the Proton Prevé is now available in the Australian market. “Customers now are more discerning than ever, and expect the highest levels of safety in their cars. Hence, we hope the Proton Prevé’s safety ratings will increase customer confidence in the brand, and our products in Australia.”
Apart from Australia, the Prevé is also currently sold in Thailand and Brunei. “Now that the safety standards of the Proton Prevé have been recognised on an international level, our commitment to provide our customers with high quality value-for-money cars has never been stronger and we are even more motivated with this latest achievement.” The Proton Prevé is priced from RM72,990 on-the-road (Peninsular Malaysia) for the Premium variant, RM62,990 for the Executive CVT and RM59,990 for the Executive with manual transmission. Six colour choices are available; Fire Red, Blue Lagoon, Tranquility Black, Solid White, Genetic Silver and Elegant Brown.