The new Toyota Corolla and RAV4 have both secured a top five-star rating in Euro NCAP's independent safety testing programs.
The cars as well as the "vulnerable road users" search as adults and child occupants as well as pedestrians and cyclists. It also recognised the effectiveness of the Toyota Safety Sense Active Safety System, fitted as standard to all UK models.
The scores achieved in each test category are shown below.
|Adult Occupant||Child Occupant||Vulnerable Road Users||Safety Assist|
The crash test results thus demonstrate the designed-in strength of the Toyota New Global Architecture Platforms on which the models are built, helping to maintain the integrity of the cabin in the event of a collision. The robust structures are reinforced in critical areas and make strategic use of high-strength steels.
The second generation Toyota Safety Sense package includes a pre-collision system which can detect pedestrians and cyclists in the vehicle's path. The system scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's testing at city speeds, with collisions being at all test speeds. At highway speeds, collisions were avoided when approaching a slower vehicle. When coming up with a car or a car, these were avoided in most cases, and mitigated in others.
The system's pedestrian and cyclist recognition function is performed well, with collisions being avoided in all tests, in day and night conditions.
Other Toyota Safety Sense features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist.
These achievements demonstrate the success of Toyota's commitment to safety, which sits at the heart of its mission to make ever-better cars. Toyota ensures that the benefits of advanced safety technologies are not limited to high-end, high-specification models, but made available across the board, maximizing their potential to make driving safer.
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