The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the new Toyota C-HR with the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating coinciding with its launch onto the Australasian market.
“The C-HR is an example of an affordable model which meets high levels of safety in all areas of assessment,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin.
“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.
“We’re continually raising the bar, and vehicle brands which keep pace will be rewarded with our 5 star stamp,” he added.
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 the system fitted to European models where it can detect pedestrians,” said Mr Goodwin.
The 5 star ANCAP safety rating with 2017 date-stamp applies to all Australian and New Zealand variants of the Toyota C-HR.