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Toyota Auris and Toyota RAV4 both achieve 2013 Five-Star Euro NCAP ratings

  • The new Toyota Auris and RAV4 have both received a five-star Euro NCAP rating under the new 2013 testing standard.
  • Auris is the first car in the C-segment to receive a 2013 five-star rating
  • RAV4 is the first SUV to receive a 2013 five-star rating

Illustrating Toyota's continued commitment to develop new cars to the highest safety standards, the new Toyota Auris and the new Toyota RAV4 have both been awarded the maximum five-star safety ratings under the new, tougher Euro NCAP programme for 2013.


The new Toyota Auris

Launched at beginning of the year, the new Auris maintains Toyota's high standards in active and passive safety and has become the first C-segment model to achieve a 5-star rating according to the new 2013 Euro NCAP testing programme.

Equipped with ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and an emergency brake signal function, the new Auris is also equipped with driver and front passenger, knee, side and curtain shield SRS airbags.

The use of a variety of energy absorbing components including a bumper support and a lower tray that helps to minimise collision energy has allowed the optimisation of pedestrian impact performance and still delivers a stylish bonnet line which is lower than competitor cars.


The new Toyota RAV4

As the first SUV to achieve a 5-star rating according to the new 2013 Euro NCAP standards, the new RAV4 builds on the high standards of occupant safety and pedestrian impact protection that have evolved over three generations of Toyota's successful compact-SUV.

With an impact absorbing, multi-load-path body construction designed to help provide occupant protection, the new RAV4 has even higher levels of active and passive safety than its predecessors. It is equipped with a new, whiplash injury reducing seat design, and 7 airbags are fitted as standard, including a driver's knee airbag and twin-chamber front seat side airbags.

Active safety systems include ABS with EBD, BA (Brake Assist), TRC (Traction Control), and VSC+, which integrates the VSC and the Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems for improved vehicle stability.

The new RAV4 may also be equipped with three new technologies —an Automatic High Beam system, a Lane Departure Alert system and a Blind Spot Monitor system- further raising the standards of safety and driver convenience.