Honda CR-V Wins Two Major Awards at ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards 2018

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is pleased to announce that the Honda CR-V received two distinguished safety-related awards at the ASEAN NCAP (ASEAN New Car Assessment Program) Grand Prix Awards 2018, which took place in Karawang, Indonesia. The Honda CR-V won the “Best SUV Car” in Child Occupant Protection (COP) and the “ASEAN NCAP Excellent Award - Consistent 5 Star.” This achievement emphasizes Honda’s strong commitment to safety and its vision to realize a collision-free mobile society.

The 5th generation Honda CR-V, which has been awarded a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, was selected as the safest car in the SUV car category in Child Occupant Protection (COP). The all-new CR-V made its ASEAN debut in Thailand in March 2017and has since expanded sales to eight other countries, with over 70,000 units sold across the region.     The model has received several prestigious awards in ASEAN countries such as:

  • Thailand:           Thailand Car of the Year 2017
  • Philippines:        CAGI’s Philippines Car of the Year 2017
  • Indonesia:         FORWOT’s Car of the Year 2017
  • Malaysia:          Carlist’s Car of the Year 2017.

The CR-V also won the “ASEAN NCAP Excellent Award - Consistent 5 Star” for its excellence and continuous 5-Star ASEAN NCAP safety rating for both the 4th and 5th generation of this popular and well-accepted SUV model.

This remarkable result endorses Honda’s dedication to providing the safest vehicles, in line with the company’s 2030 vision to “provide safety and a sense of security to everyone sharing the road.” Honda will continue its commitment to further improving the safety and comfort of its vehicles.


Honda’s Achievements at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards:

Model / Technology






ASEAN NCAP Excellent Award

Consistent 5 Star


CR-V (model year 2017)

Crash Worthiness Performance

Best SUV in COP**


Civic (model year 2016)

Best Medium Family Car in AOP*



Best Medium Family Car in COP

Civic (model year 2013)

Best Medium Family Car in COP



City (model year 2014)

Best Overall in AOP

Best Small FamilyCar in AOP

CR-V (model year 2013)

Best SUV in AOP

Best SUV in COP


Safety Technology

Best Safety Technology from a

Car Maker


Honda LaneWatch 


City (model year 2014)

Most Affordable 5-star Car in ASEAN

Most Affordable 5-star Car in Cambodia, Laos,and Vietnam


Jazz (model year 2014)

Most Affordable 5-star Car in the Philippines

BR-V (model year 2016)

Most Affordable 5-star Car in   Indonesia

HR-V (model year 2015)

Most Affordable 5-star Car in   Brunei and Singapore

* AOP stands for Adult Occupant Protection

** COP stands for Child Occupant Protection


ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia) is an addition to the NCAP programs. It aims to evaluate vehicle safety standards, raise consumer awareness, and encourage a market for safer vehicles in the ASEAN region. The ASEAN NCAP collision tests are conducted as a collaboration between ASEAN NCAP and the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI).

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