The Proton S16 was introduced in Australia late in 2009. The rating only applies to vehicles with dual front airbags.
Safety equipment, as tested, not available on all variant. Dual frontal airbags are available on some variants built from July 2010. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is not available. A pretensioner is fitted to driver seat belt to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A two point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat of some variants. This provides inferior protection compared with a three point seat belt, as fitted to the GXR variant.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
High risk of life-threatening chest injury in side impact.
Published: 06 April 2011