New Toyota Fortuner, Corolla Cross land five-star ASEAN NCAP ratings

Toyota’s newest offerings pass with flying colors
by Drei Laurel | Oct 12, 2020
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Toyota continues to churn out some of the safest cars in the region. The ASEAN NCAP crash test results for the new Fortuner and newly-released Corolla Cross are now out, and both of the vehicles passed with flying colors.

For the Fortuner, ASEAN NCAP has opted to carry over the crash test rating from the new Hilux (the vehicle it’s built on) to Toyota’s refreshed midsize SUV. This means the updated Fortuner, which is expected to land in the Philippines sometime soon, has a score of 34.03 for adult occupant protection (AOP), 43.38 for child occupant protection (COP), and 13 for safety assist. That’s good for a total score of 87.46 points and a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating.

The Toyota Corolla Cross, meanwhile, finished crash testing with 33.01 points for AOP, 44.35 for COP, and 14.5 for safety assist. The crossover’s final score is 88.61 points, also good enough for a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating.

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You can check out the full ASEAN NCAP crash test reports for the new Toyota Fortuner and Corolla cross on the organization’s official website.

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These two Toyotas are only the latest offerings from the Japanese car manufacturer to perform well during ASEAN NCAP safety testing. As mentioned, the midsize SUV’s score was carried over from its pickup truck sibling, and just late last year, the organization awarded the all-new Hiace with a five-star safety rating of its own.

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In case you missed it, we’ve already reported the local prices of the new Toyota Fortuner. If our sources are correct, the vehicle will start at P1,633,000 and top out at P2,414,000 for the top-of-the-line variant. You can check out all of its tentative prices and variants here.

So, what do you think? Will a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating play into your decision to buy either of these vehicles, if ever? Let us know in the comments.

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