2020 Toyota Corolla Altis gets 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating

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by Drei Laurel | 2 days ago
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Toyota’s cars just keep impressing in the safety department. The latest of the Japanese car manufacturer’s offerings to pass ASEAN NCAP crash tests with flying colors? The all-new Toyota Corolla Altis.

The results of the sedan’s ASEAN NCAP crash tests are in, and it managed to score 33.71 points for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 43.80 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP), and 13.89 points for Safety Assist. That’s a total of 88.46 points—good enough for the safety body’s coveted maximum five-star rating.

Units tested were built in 2019 and sourced from Thailand. These come equipped with the 1.6-liter gasoline engine and a total of seven airbags, and have a curb weight of 1,340kg.

The performance of Toyota’s compact sedan during frontal and side-impact tests are worth highlighting. According to the ASEAN NCAP report, the Corolla Altis “provided adequate protection to both the dummies’ chests and lower legs,” while the passenger compartment remained stable.

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With this, the 2020 Corolla Altis joins the Hiace Super Grandia, Camry midsize sedan, Rush subcompact SUV, Vios subcompact sedan, Yaris subcompact hatchback, Innova MPV, Hilux pickup truck, and Fortuner midsize SUV as five-star rated vehicles. Come to think of it, that’s practically most of Toyota’s locally available vehicles.

That’s a pretty impressive showing for Toyota’s current-generation offerings. Will the ASEAN NCAP’s findings help persuade you to buy from the brand?

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