ANCAP: Proton Lands 5 Star Safety For Suprima Hatch, 4 Stars For Exora Van Photo:
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Trevor Collett | Sep, 12 2013 | 4 Comments

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded a full 5-star safety rating to the new Proton Suprima hatch, and 4 stars to the new Exora MPV.

Both cars are set to join Proton’s local line-up before the end of this year, with the Suprima S having only been released to the Malaysian market in August.

The Suprima will hit Australia in the coming months, arriving as the hatch sibling to Proton's 5-Star Preve sedan. The Preve is set to add a new model of its own later this year; the Preve GXR.

The Exora missed out on a 5-Star rating as a result of its performance in the off-set frontal impact test, which saw a high chance of injury to the driver’s legs.

Side impact test results were described as good, although the Exora fared poorly in the pedestrian impact test.

“It is encouraging to see better performance by Proton particularly in relation to the Suprima result, but clearly more work needs to be done on the Exora to improve safety,” ANCAP Chairman Lauchlan McIntosh said.

“The lack of rear curtain airbags is also of concern for a people mover which will inevitably be marketed to families.”

Proton’s Exora promises to be the cheapest seven-seater in Australia, priced from $25,990 drive-away when it hits the market at the end of this month.

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