New small Toyota SUV passes with flying colours…
The new kid on the block, the Toyota C-HR has been bestowed a full five-star ANCAP safety rating in what is a good start to its new life.
The new compact SUV was launched in Australia just last week, offering a 1.2 turbo engine coupled with a CVT, and is expected to be a popular choice amongst Australian buyers.
After being put through its paces the Toyota C-HR recorded scores of Good or Acceptable standard across all crash tests.
It received full scores in both the side impact and pole collision tests.
ANCAP CEO James Goodwin says Toyota is keeping pace with the ever increasing standard.
“We’re continually raising the bar so it is encouraging to see key safety features provided as standard.”
Fitted with a blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert, ANCAP stated the only downside is that local models do not contain an AEB (autonomous emergency braking system) as advanced as the European release which is capable of detecting pedestrians.
“As a new entrant in the competitive compact SUV segment, top safety credentials are a must if it is to win consumer sales, and the Toyota C-HR is an example of an affordable model which meets high levels of safety in all areas of assessment.”