New Toyota Corolla achieves impressive safety scores across a number of ANCAP tests
The Toyota Corolla is one of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest selling nameplates, with many buyers flocking to Corolla for its quality, reliability and relative value for money.
Now, with the new Toyota Corolla, Toyota has promised that it has injected its revolutionised small car range with a new found sense of style, driver satisfaction and most importantly, a boost in safety.
Every model in the new Corolla range is fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which can detect other cars, cyclists and even pedestrians along with Lane Keep Assist (LKA), automatically steers the car into the centre of its lane should it drift across lines.
Safety body ANCAP has put the new Corolla to the crunch – literally – and it scored the coveted 5 stars, and achieved the following: 96% – Adult Occupant Protection, 83% – Child Occupant Protection, 86% – Vulnerable Road User Protection and 76% – Safety Assist.
“The safety improvements provided in this generation of the Corolla are a significant step forward,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, Mr James Goodwin.
“The Corolla is a trusted nameplate and Australia and New Zealand’s highest selling passenger car, so it is encouraging to see this affordable, volume-seller continue to achieve a high safety standard.”
“This result clearly shows safety is not a luxury, with private and corporate fleet buyers able to access high levels of safety as advanced collision prevention technologies become increasingly available.”
“Mainstream models, like the Corolla, are now offering advanced speed assistance systems which can read road signs. These systems are the building blocks for automation, and convey the need for vehicle brands, regulators and infrastructure providers to work together to see safety and efficiency benefits realised,” Mr Goodwin added.