2019 Toyota Corolla scores 5 star ANCAP rating
The all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla has been awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety rating under the new EuroNCAP-aligned testing criteria.
THE ALL-NEW 2019 Toyota Corolla (petrol and hybrid hatch) has scored a 5 star ANCAP rating, “following testing against the most stringent criteria”. This ‘more stringent criteria’ sees areas like AEB, pedestrian and child occupant protection weighted more heavily than in previous years, with ANCAP’s local testing and weighting now in-step with EuroNCAP.
According to ANCAP, the Corolla hatch scored: 96% – Adult Occupant Protection; 83% – Child Occupant Protection; 86% – Vulnerable Road User Protection; and 76% – Safety Assist. Under this new testing regime, the fact the Corolla range is standard with autonomous emergency braking that works for pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicles and standard fit lane keep assist were definite aces in the glovebox.
“The safety improvements provided in this generation of the Corolla are a significant step forward,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, 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.
“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,” Goodwin concluded.