Top marks for Toyota Corolla
Amaximum five-star ANCAP safety rating was announced for the new sedan version of Toyota Corolla. The Peugeot 5008 and Subaru WRX also added five-star safety ratings to their specification sheets.
Achieving a similar overall score to that of its hatch sibling, the Corolla provides good structural protection and offers a reversing camera as standard across the sedan range.
The Peugeot 5008 people mover scored well across all tests to achieve the top five-star ANCAP safety rating.
The 5008 also comes standard with a reversing camera and advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats, including the third row. Head-protecting side curtain airbags also extend to the third row.
‘‘Consumers are now spoiled for choice with the number of five-star models on the market and ANCAP continues to push the boundaries by making it more difficult each year to achieve the top rating,’’ ANCAP chairman Lauchlan McIntosh said.
Subaru has again ensured its policy to build nothing less than five-star cars is retained with the new Subaru WRX. The WRX joins a small group of current models that have achieved the top pedestrian protection result of Good — a step above the current minimum five-star standard of Acceptable.
‘‘This is the direction in which we want to see manufacturers heading,’’ Mr McIntosh said.
‘‘In recent years we’ve seen manufacturers achieve vastly improved results with the majority of major brands now building to five-star standards.
‘‘What we want to see now is manufacturers which strive beyond the requirements — offering even higher levels of structural and active safety to consumers.
‘‘Unfortunately none of the models in today’s release are equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) — an important safety feature that is now common on popular vehicles in Europe and the United States.’’
To get yourself into a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rated Toyota Corolla sedan, call into Shepparton Toyota, Melbourne Road. Or call the showroom on 5823 1301.
A maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating was announced for the new sedan version of Toyota Corolla