The high tensile steel frame, exhibited at Proton Technology Week.
European Union Euro NCAP – Equivalent 4/5 stars
Malaysia – MyVAP – 4/5 stars
Australia / New Zealand – ANCAP – 4/5 stars
The Exora has an equivalent 4-star EuroNCAP rating after 32 Exoras were crashed at the Applus+ IDIADA crash testing facility in Spain. Additionally, the Exora was awarded a 4-star rating by Malaysia’s own MyVAP evaluation program. The Exora was given a four-star ANCAP safety rating, applicable to all variants. The MPV, which is equipped with dual frontal and side airbags with thorax and head protection for front occupants, scored 26.37 out of a possible 37 points.
In the offset crash test, the Exora scored 10.55 out of 16 points – driver chest protection was acceptable and leg protection was marginal. In the side impact crash test, it managed 14.82 out of 16 points – driver chest protection was listed as acceptable. The Exora result – with testing carried out in July 2013 – reflected its performance in the 40% frontal offset test, where the risk of serious injury to the driver’s legs was high. Side impact performance was good, but overall pedestrian test results were poor, according to ANCAP.
One of the key features that made these ratings possible is the use of high tensile steel for the body cage, providing better stability and increased impact absorption during a collision. Side impact bars are also installed to reinforce the door frames and to absorb impacts from both sides.
Other safety features include an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to avoid skidding in the event of sudden emergency braking and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) to ensure that the correct amount of braking power is sent to the correct wheels according to the current weight distribution of the car. Two front airbags and pre-tensioner seat belts are installed for the front passengers.
However, Exora models sold in Australia come with four airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in addition to the above.
The Exora also features a Body Control Module (BCM) that allows automatic activation and configuration of various vehicle functions such as door locking/unlocking, interior lamps, headlamps, brake lamps, hazard lights and wipers.