With safety being a number one priority for car owners nowadays, it’s good to hear that a popular model just scored the highest rating in the ASEAN NCAP test. The model in question is the 2022 Toyota Avanza which was just recently launched locally.
Tested in the top-of-the-line Veloz trim, it’s the first Toyota model that was assessed under the stricter 2021-2025 criteria. The 2022 Toyota Avanza garnered 34.88 out of 40 in Adult Occupancy Protection (AOP), 17.17 out of 20 in Child Occupant Protection (COP), 16.03 out of 20 in Safety Assist Technology (SAT), and 11.92 out of 20 in Motorcyclist Safety (MS) category.
The ASEAN NCAP test revealed that the Toyota Avanza’s new global platform was stable in the frontal offset crash test, the driver’s chest and the front occupant’s lower legs only received marginal and adequate protection, respectively. The same was found in the side impact test where the driver’s chest received marginal protection.
It needs to be pointed out that the model tested by the ASEAN NCAP had 6 SRS airbags as well as autonomous emergency braking (no pedestrian detection) and blind-spot detection on top of the usual ABS with EBD, and electronic stability control. As it stands, the top-of-the-line Avanza 1.5 G in the Philippines doesn’t yet offer AEB.
However, Toyota Motor Philippines is set the launch the Veloz version of the Avanza soon, which looks to add a host of new safety features the current top-of-the-line variant lacks. So this ASEAN NCAP test may still be valid for the Philippine market.