Malaysia’s most popular family sedan, the Proton Saga FLX has been awarded three stars in the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). The first ASEAN NCAP frontal collision test results were announced at the ASEAN NCAP Open Day held by Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) at its PC3 Crash Lab at the Road Transport Department Academy in Malacca.
According to the Executive Chairman of PROTON Holdings Berhad, Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, this achievement can be a testament to help change the perception about the PROTON brand to be a good quality and affordable car maker: “PROTON’s new direction to further enhance our products on all levels, clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with a high level of safety protection.”
“To be able to offer such standards in even our entry-level models is a proof of our commitment to provide to Malaysians value-for-money cars. We are indeed very pleased that the Proton Saga safety standard has been recognised as per other international OEMs in Malaysia,” Mohd Khamil added, that more significantly, the award isn’t just about PROTON, but its role to further enhance the safety standards of the national automotive industry.
“As the national car company, we continuously improve our range of products to cater to the needs of today’s market, and it would not be possible without the support of the Government and its supporting bodies like MIROS. We applaud the existence of the region’s first crash test facility, as well as the support provided by the Government – for this is strong encouragement to manufacturers to build better and safer cars.”