The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the all-new 12th generation Toyota Corolla hatchback with a 5-star safety rating, applicable to all petrol and hybrid versions sold in Australia and New Zealand.
Toyota Corolla, which is also Australia’s most popular passenger car scored 96% for adult occupant protection, 83% for child occupant protection, 86% for vulnerable road user protection and 76% for safety assist. The new Corolla managed a perfect 8/8 on both the side impact and oblique pole tests, along with 7.31 score for frontal offset and 7.57 for full-width frontal impacts.
Standard safety equipment on all variants of the new Corolla hatchback include 7 airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assist system (LKAS) and lane departure warning (LDA).
ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin while commenting on the new Corollas score, said:
“The safety improvements provided in this generation of Toyota Corolla are a significant step forward. The Corolla is a trusted nameplate and Australia & 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 realized.”
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