The ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards was just concluded earlier this week, in an effort to recognize and reward manufacturers and vehicles that offer the highest level of safety.
A total of 16 awards were given away for various categories, in which vehicles that offer the highest level of Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP) were selected.
In the pick-up truck category, the Ford Ranger received the award for ‘Best Adult Occupant Protection for. According to Ford, the Ranger achieved the highest 5-star safety rating in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) among all pickup trucks being tested by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP) earlier this year with the strongest evaluation score in the segment of 15.45/16 points.
Standard safety features in the Ranger include six airbags, driver assistance technologies like Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), as well as ISOFIX child safety mounts. All variants also feature driver and front passenger seatbelt reminders.
“Safety is always Ford’s top priority, and the new Ranger’s 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating reflects how Ranger has re-defined the pickup segment in Malaysia,” said David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
On another note, the pick-up truck which received the award for ‘Best Child Occupant Protection’ was the new Toyota Hilux.