Geely has been churning out some safe cars. In addition to the Coolray’s recent five-star safety rating from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP), the Azkarra also previously earned a five-star rating from the China-NCAP (C-NCAP).
The Azkarra—known as the Boyue in China—earned a score of 58.2 out of 61 in its previous C-NCAP test from 2015, which is good for a perfect five stars out of five. That makes the vehicle safer on paper than the likes of the BMW X1 and Subaru XV in that region.
Looking at the numbers closer, the vehicle passed with flying colors in the full frontal collision, side impact, and whip tests. It also earned decent scores for the 40% frontal collision test. Take note, though, that the C-NCAP’s tests are not identical to that of the ASEAN NCAP’s. That said, the results still give us a good look at just how safe the Azkarra is.
Granted, the Azkarra in discussion hails from a different market. However, the PH-spec units do feature similar safety tech including six airbags, seatbelt reminders for the driver and front passenger, burglar alarm, and speeding warning.
Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the exclusive distributor of Geely vehicles in the Philippines, recently shared the test results of its newly launched crossover.
“Since the very beginning, safety has always been Geely’s primary concern for its vehicles. We equate value with safety,” said SGAP president Mikihisa Takayama. “From research and development, pre-production, manufacturing, sale, and after-sales service, we keep in our minds the drivers, passengers, and pedestrians—their safety and peace of mind in every drive.”
Your thoughts, readers? Are you impressed with the vehicles Geely has shown us so far? Tell us what you think of the Azkarra’s safety ratings in the comments.