Proton Holdings Berhad has received three awards at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award 2016 for its Iriz, Prevé and Saga models.
- The Most Affordable 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Car in Malaysia - Proton Iriz
- The Most Affordable 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Car in Thailand - Proton Prevé
- The Award of the Rising Star - Proton Saga.
Chief Executive Officer of Proton, Dato' Ahmad Fuaad Kenali commented, "We are truly humbled and very pleased with this recognition. It is a culmination of the tireless efforts by our team in Proton to give the best value to our customers. Proton takes the safety aspects of our customers very seriously and is honoured that our efforts in this area are recognised today."
The Iriz and Prevé models bagged awards in recognition of its comprehensive list of safety features such as electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), traction control, brake assist, hill-hold assist, seat belt reminder system and a minimum of 2-airbags fitted across the range. The Hot Press Forming (HPF) steel body structure also provides a stronger protection cell in the event of a crash.
The Proton Saga notched up the Rising Star award for offering similar safety equipment levels (notably ABS,EBD, ESC, traction control and Isofix top-tether seats) as the Iriz and Preve, but at a more competitive price bracket. The Saga’s ASEAN NCAP ratings have improved from a 1-star in 2012 to a 4-star rating in 2016 – further underlining Proton’s commitment to producing safe vehicles for its customers.