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Alex Rae | Aug, 23 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyota’s latest Corolla has scored a five-star ANCAP rating, meeting tougher standards set by the vehicle safety authority. 

Under new testing criteria mirroring that of EuroNCAP regulations, areas such as child occupant protection and safety technology are more heavily judged upon.

In testing the Corolla scored 98 per cent for adult occupant protection, 83 per cent child occupant protection, 86 per cent in vulnerable road user protection and 76 per cent for safety assist technology. The rating applies to all variants of both petrol and hybrid models.

The new Corolla comes to market with one of the most comprehensive safety suites as standard across the entire range, including AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection and lane departure warning with steering assist – both technologies now mandatory to score full marks.

ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin said advanced safety technology was entering the mainstream and that the Corolla raises the bar for all vehicles – budget conscious or not.

“The safety improvements provided in this generation of the Corolla are a significant step forward,” he said.

“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.”

Goodwin also commended additional technology in the hatchback such as speed sign recognition that he says will pave the way for safer autonomous cars.

“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."

 
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