Proton marked a major achievement recently when its latest model, the Proton Preve, was awarded with a five-star rating for safety from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Crash tested last December, the Proton Preve achieved high standards in all of the test categories.
This is Proton’s first five-star safety rating as assessed by ANCAP, demonstrating the commitment of Proton’s management and engineering in incorporating high standards of safety for their new vehicles.
Proton Holdings Bhd Executive Chairman, Datuk Seri Mohd Khamil Jamil, said:
“An achievement of this level is yet another testament of the improving quality of Proton cars and that the Proton Preve is recommended as a safe car, at par with other international models which have been awarded the same level of ratings by ANCAP.”
Proton Preve evaluation by ANCAP obtained the “acceptable” protection levels for chest and leg areas, and received “good” levels for the side pole test.
The crash test was done on an Australian version of the Proton Preve 1.6 CVT, which is similar to the Malaysian version except for the inclusions of side curtain airbags, which is unavailable in our country.
The latest Proton model is now available in the Australian market, the first export market for the Preve, to be followed by Thailand and Brunei.