By gaining the top five-star rating for all-round safety performance, all new Yaris becomes the third generation of Toyota’s supermini to pass through Euro NCAP independent crash testing with flying colours.
Not only has Yaris met the highest standards for the 2011 test programme, its results were good enough to comply with the higher five-star threshold that will be introduced in 2012.
Its achievement is built on an exceptional heritage, established by the original Yaris in 2000, which was named the safest car in its class by Euro NCAP. The second generation model went on to gain the five-star rating in 2005, and now the new Yaris has the distinction of achieving the highest mark.
The fundamental strength of the car’s structure is at the heart of Yaris’s ability to provide a safe environment for all occupants – adults and children. The car is also equipped as standard with seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, and the driver and front passenger side airbags have a new two-chamber design that improves protection with larger cushions.
With a comprehensive package of safety systems, including ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Corner Stability Control, Brake Assist, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control, all new Yaris is safer than ever. To find out more about the third-generation Yaris, and for a full list of safety features, click here.