ASEAN-NCAP is known as an automobile safety rating program that started in 2011. The last assessment Isuzu D-Max had was in 2014 and the pickup truck was awarded a 4-star safety rating. This year, ASEAN-NCAP started off its assessment with the new 2020 Isuzu D-Max.
The new Isuzu D-Max performed impressively in the current 2017-2020 assessment with a total score of 83.16 out of 100 points, allowing it to bag a perfect 5-star safety rating. The D-Max’s overall score was based from 42.72 out of 50 points for AOP category, 21.83 out of 25 points for COP, and 18.61 out of points for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs).
Side-impact crash test of the Isuzu D-max
ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Professor (Adjunct) Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said, “The new Isuzu D-MAX is the first pickup truck that ASEAN NCAP tested under the current 2017-2020 protocol. The new pickup truck has several remarkable enhancements in both passive and active safety technologies compared to the previous tested model. We are proud that the first pickup we tested has achieved a 5-star rating and we are also pleased Isuzu has made blind spot technology available in this model as optional fitment so that consumers have the privilege to equip the technology in their purchased truck. We look forward to see more pickups with such safety technologies in the ASEAN region, particularly aligning their safety fitment with ASEAN NCAP requirements.”
The 2020 Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu D-Max was introduced in 2002 and made its debut in 2003. The pickup truck is known for its reliability and power – perfect for an everyday pickup truck in a flood-prone country like the Philippines. The new-generation 2020 Isuzu D-Max is yet to grace our shores, though, but with a 5-star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP, it further solidified its good reputation.
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