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The new generation Toyota Corolla hatch has achieved a 5-star rating under ANCAP’s new and more stringent testing criteria.

The top-selling passenger vehicle achieved high scores and was a consistent performer across all four key areas of ANCAP assessment, particularly in its protection of adult occupants:

96% – Adult Occupant Protection
83% – Child Occupant Protection
86% – Vulnerable Road User Protection
76% – Safety Assist

“The safety improvements provided in this generation of the Corolla are a significant step forward,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, Mr James Goodwin.

“The Corolla is a trusted nameplate and Australia and New Zealand’s highest selling passenger car, so it is encouraging to see this affordable, volume-seller continue to achieve a high safety standard.”

Provided as standard, all variants of the Corolla offer collision avoidance technologies including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) – which can detect, mitigate or avoid crashes with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists; and lane keep assist (LKA) – where if the vehicle deviates from its lane unintentionally, provides automated steering assistance to allow the driver to correct the lane position.

“This result clearly shows safety is not a luxury, with private and corporate fleet buyers able to access high levels of safety as advanced collision prevention technologies become increasingly available,” Mr Goodwin said.

“Mainstream models, like the Corolla, are now offering advanced speed assistance systems which can read road signs. These systems are the building blocks for automation, and convey the need for vehicle brands, regulators and infrastructure providers to work together to see safety and efficiency benefits realised.”

A 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all petrol and hybrid Toyota Corolla hatch variants (hybrid variants tested) available in Australia and New Zealand.

The full technical report is available for download here: