Toyota Verso Named EuroNCAP's Safest MPV in 2010
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"In March last year Toyota’s seven-seat compact people carrier was given the top five-star rating for all-round safety performance by Euro NCAP, the industry’s benchmark testing organisation. More than that, Verso achieved the highest combined percentage scores in each test category of any MPV subjected to the independent crash test and assessment programme," a company statement reads.
To be more precise, the Verso achieved an 89 percent score for adult occupant protection, 75 percent for child occupants, 69 percent for pedestrian impact performance and 86 percent for safety assistance.
"The results reflect the tough quality of Verso’s design and construction, including detailed features in the front end that help minimise injury risks to pedestrians – features that are gaining increased importance in Euro NCAP’s testing calculations. By 2012 a minimum 60 per cent score will be required in this category in order to secure an overall five-star rating – a level Verso has already comfortably exceeded," stated the press release.
One of the safety assets offered by the vehicle is its long list of standard safety features, which includes (Euro-spec) seven airbags, ISO-fix child seat mounts, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), traction control (TRC), steering-assist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
We can imagine that Toyota is quite pleased with this result, as the company is probably looking for all the possible ways to compensate for the recall nightmare that seems to have no end.
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