NEW TOYOTA EARNS 5-STAR ANCAP RATING

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) recently awarded the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating to the new Toyota C-HR, coinciding with its launch onto the Australasian market.

ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin, described the C-HR as an example of an affordable model that meets high levels of safety in all areas of assessment.

“As a new entrant in the competitive Compact SUV segment, top safety credentials are a must if it is to win consumer sales and it is encouraging to see key safety features provided as standard,” Mr Goodwin said.

“We’re continually raising the bar and vehicle brands that keep pace will be rewarded with our 5-star stamp.”

The Toyota C-HR performed well in each area of assessment. ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’ occupant protection scores were seen across body regions in each of the destructive crash tests. The C-HR also comes fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) as standard.

“It is disappointing though that the AEB system on C-HR models supplied to our market is not as advanced as that fitted to European models, as that system can detect pedestrians,” Mr Goodwin said.

This 5-star ANCAP safety rating with 2017 date stamp applies to all Australian and New Zealand variants of the Toyota C-HR.

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