Apparently, the all-new Toyota Hiace Super Grandia’s cabin is as safe as it is nice to be in.
The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has released its crash test results for the Toyota Majesty/Granvia—known in the Philippines as the Super Grandia—and the van passed with flying colors.
Strangely, the agency lists the model as “not sold” in the Philippines. The unit tested comes from Australia which, just like those sold locally, is manufactured in Japan. Keep in mind that some advanced safety features taken into consideration during testing, such as blind-spot technology and lane keep assist, are not available in Philippine units.
The Super Grandia scored 46.31 points for adult occupant protection, 22.93 points for child occupants, and 20.27 points for safety assist technologies (though again, not all features taken into account during the tests are available in the Philippines). Add all that up and the vehicle ends up with a total score of 89.51 points—good enough for a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.
Here in the Philippines, the Super Grandia gets driver, front passenger, driver knee, front side, and curtain shield airbags. It’s also the only model in the Hiace range that comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense features like a pre-collision system, lane-departure alert, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.
Will advanced safety features like those mentioned above help convince you to choose one car over the other? How important is this kind of technology to you?