Suzuki Hustler Minicar Scored Maximum Point in JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment

Suzuki Hustler1 Minicar Becomes the First Minivehicle2 to Score Maximum Point3 in JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment and Achieves Top ASV+ Rating

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Hustler1 minicar equipped with a stereo camera type collision-mitigating system called the Dual Camera Brake Support (DCBS) and all-direction monitor has become the first minivehicle2 to score maximum point3 of 46 points in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment and achieved top Advanced Safety Vehicle + (ASV+) rating.


The preventive safety performance assessment is an institution in which the Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid (NASVA) assess and disclose a result of a vehicle’s advanced safety technologies. The assessment involves testing of the following three systems: the frontal Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS), the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and the system that provides the driver with information captured by rear-facing cameras. Assessment points are given based on these tests, with the highest possible score of 46 points. If a vehicle achieves at least two points, Advanced Safety Vehicle (ASV) rating is approved, and ASV+ is approved if it achieves at least 12 points.


Suzuki will further strengthen its efforts for safety technologies and actively enhance safety.


Suzuki models with ASV+

Collision-mitigating system



Dual Camera Brake Support
(stereo camera type)


Spacia/Spacia Custom
Solio/Solio Bandit

Radar Brake Support
(laser radar type)


Alto Lapin


1For Hustler X and X Turbo variants and special package J STYLE II and J STYLE II Turbo, equipped with DCBS and all-direction monitor.

2Suzuki research as of March 2016.

3There is a model of other brand that scored the same points.