Toyota verso named safest mpv of 2010 by euro ncap

The European New Car Assessment Programme, Euro NCAP, announced on January 27, 2011, the best performing cars of 2010. Toyota Verso emerged as the top achiever among the 10 new models tested by Euro NCAP in the MPV segment. To be top achiever means that the Toyota Verso accomplished a high combined score in each of the four areas of Euro NCAP's assessment, while notably exceeding the thresholds for a 5-star overall rating.

As announced in March 2010, the Toyota Verso has been awarded a maximum, 5-star rating in the 2010 Euro NCAP safety performance test programme. The Verso scored 89% for adult occupancy, 75% for child occupancy, 69% for pedestrian impact and 86% for safety assistance.

New Euro NCAP regulations were introduced in February 2009. This marks the start of a three step programme which will see the introduction of further, increasingly stringent crash testing rules in 2010 and 2012. Significantly improved pedestrian impact performance constitutes one major change in this three step programme, with a 5-star rating requiring a score of 25% in 2009, 40% in 2010 and 60% in 2012. Achieving 69%, the Verso already fulfils the requirements of the challenging, 2012 test target.

With adult and child occupant categories also becoming increasingly strict in 2010 and 2012, vehicles now need to achieve excellent results in all four categories to merit a 5-star rating.

In 2009, the iQ, Avensis and Prius all achieved the same maximum rating. The Verso was one of the first vehicles to be awarded 5 stars under the revised, more demanding, 2010 Euro NCAP crash test programme.