With the importance of safety finally dawning in India, manufacturers are beginning to highlight how safe their cars are in most ways possible. The new Honda CR-V became the first model to be awarded a 5-star rating under the new ASEAN NCAP Assessment 2017-2020 Protocol.
The car scored 47.25 points for Adult Occupant Protection, 22.84 points for Child Occupant Protection, and 18.71 points for Safety Assist Technologies for a total of 88.80 points—good enough for five stars. For comparison's sake, the previous-generation CR-V received four stars.
The car tested came with six airbags, ABS, stability control, front seat belt pre-tensioners and front seat belt reminders along with Honda Sensing driver assists, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist.
This is the fifth generation Honda CR-V which is expected to be launched in India next year and finally expected to get the 1.6-litre diesel motor. Expect the car coming to Indian shores to offer similar levels of safety ratings too.