Proton Exora is the first Malaysian MPV and recently it has been awarded the Malaysian Vehicle Assessment Programme (MyVAP) certification for its safety assesment.Read the full news from Bernama Below.
PROTON EXORA RECEIVES MYVAP CERTIFICATION
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Proton Holdings Bhd’s latest model, the Exora, has been awarded the Malaysian Vehicle Assessment Programme (MyVAP) certification, scoring four out of five stars for safety assessment.
Its managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said Proton was the first car manufacturer to voluntarily send its Exora model for evaluation by MyVAP, which initiated the programme.
“The commitment is for all our new cars in the future and we are challenging for five stars,” he told reporters after receiving the MyVAP certification from the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) here today.
Syed Zainal Abidin said the award would further enhance the confidence of the public in Proton cars.
With the findings from the assessment, he said Proton could further improve its Exora model by enhancing more safety features such as side airbangs, curtain airbags and pop-up bonnet.
MIROS director-general Professor Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah said the MyVAP certification is an evaluation programme carried out by MIROS to improve vehicle safety level, with the aim of creating and enhancing awareness among local road users with regard to vehicle safety.
Asked about the the automotive industry, Syed Zainal Abidin said: “The industry is still challenging but we can see some signs of recovery. I think all manufacturers are pushing very hard. The government is also providing basic indicators like stimulus packages and the banks are providing more lending.”
Proton, he said, will continue to carry out more marketing initiatives in order to stimulate sales growth.
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