All new Corolla to be fitted with a host of active and passive safety features as standard
The suite of safety gear includes adaptive cruise control with automatic lane centring and steering assistance, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection along with seven airbags and a reversing camera, in addition to a lane departure warning system.
The emergency braking system first notifies the driver with visual and audible warnings. If the driver fails to respond, the car automatically applies the brakes and comes to a stop, preventing or reducing an impact.
The lane departure warning system also has a drowsiness detection function, which alerts the driver if the car sways out of its lane.
These safety features will be fitted on all three specification levels in the new Corolla line-up which consists of Ascent Sport, SX and ZR.
All models are also equipped with automatic high beams and speed limit recognition technology.
Customers who opt for SX and ZR variants get blind spot monitoring and the ZR model even gets heads up display.
“The all-new Corolla hatch is set to make its mark as one of the safest small cars in its class with many of its standard advanced safety technologies usually only found on luxury or higher grade vehicles,” Toyota sales and marketing vice-president Mr Sean Hanley said.
“But along with its new found stylish design and fun to drive attitude, we considered safety an absolute priority for the new Corolla hatch to ensure whatever market our customers are shopping in, they have the highest levels of protection and driver assistance possible.”
More information will be available on the new Corolla as it comes to hand.