Suzuki announced that its Solio compact and Spacia kei car equipped with all-direction monitor and Dual Camera Brake Support have won an ASV++ ranking from the 2016 JNCAP preventative safety performance assessment. ASV++ is the highest rank awarded.
The Spacia is the first model to be equipped with the Dual Camera Brake Support collision avoidance system with stereo camera. The model equipped with this system received a score of 66.7, making it the first kei car to receive the ASV++ ranking.
The Solio won the highest rank of ASV+ for its 2015 JNCAP preventative safety performance assessment. This year, which saw an increase in testing requirements, it received 68.1 points and a ranking of ASV++. It is the second Suzuki non-kei car to receive the ranking since the Ignis received it on December 1.
The JNCAP preventative safety performance assessment is a system for evaluating car modelsâ€™ advanced safety technology and publishing the results carried out by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victimsâ€™ Aid. In addition to testing Back View Monitor, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Auto Emergency Braking System AEBS for cars, which were tested up until last year, this yearâ€™s assessment added AEBS for pedestrians and ranked them with the full score being 71 points. Those that pass 12 points earn an ASV+ assessment and those that get 46 or more receive ASV++.
(Translated by Greg Scott)