24 Oct 2011

Toyota fleet's safety upgrade continues

Toyota's progress on a safety upgrade for its vehicle fleet continues, with the announcement today by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) of a 5 star safety rating for the Toyota Tarago people mover.

ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, said Toyota had upgraded the Tarago in October last year – introducing a driver knee airbag, Electronic Stability Control and side curtain airbags as standard – and the people mover was recently subjected to an ANCAP pole test.

"That pole test was successful – the vehicle's passenger compartment held its shape well through the different frontal and side impact tests," Mr McIntosh said.

"This rating is a further step for Toyota in improving the safety performance of vehicles in its fleet, and follows the 5 star rating for the Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid earlier this year – this is good news for new car buyers."

Other ANCAP 5 star rated people movers are the Citroen C4 Picasso and the Mercedes Benz Viano.

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, all Australian state governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

For a full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings and other vehicle safety information, go to ancap.com.au.

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