Kajang, Malaysia, 16 December 2019 – The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) had the opportunity to perform the second assessment on the new model of Toyota Corolla Altis. ASEAN NCAP first tested the model in 2014 under the 2012-2016 assessment protocol. The sedan performed well under the previous assessment with 5-Star rating for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) at 14.88/16.00 points and Child Occupant Protection (COP) with 4-Star at 78% compliance.
Under the current assessment, the new Toyota Corolla Altis made an amazing performance in the test in which it obtained a total score of 88.46 points and thus made it eligible for 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating. The overall score was contributed by the three assessed domains with 46.82 points for AOP, 22.35 points for the COP category and 19.29 points for the Safety Assist Technologies (SATs).
The new sedan has a standard equipment of seven airbags, seatbelt reminder system for both its frontal occupants and electronic stability control across all its variants that are sold in the South East Asia market. In addition to the standard seatbelt reminder for frontal occupants, the system is available for rear occupants’ seats as standard fitment in its Myanmar market. The Corolla Altis offers all the advanced assist technologies that ASEAN NCAP assessed either as standard or optional equipment namely autonomous emergency braking (AEB) for both city and inter-urban, lane departure warning system, forward collision warning system and lane keep assist. Only AEB pedestrian is not available in the model. As part of Toyota’s support towards ASEAN NCAP’s aspiration to avoid collision with motorcycles, blind spot technology is also available in the model as optional fitment in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand market.
MIROS Director-General and ASEAN NCAP Chairperson, Dr. Siti Zaharah Ishak said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Toyota for producing another 5-Star car under their brand. We are pleased that this year we are able to test a variety types of cars; from hatchback, sedan, SUV, MPV, panel vans and even a premium car. From 13 models that we tested this year, 11 successfully achieved 4 and 5-Star ratings, including Corolla Altis. This is indeed a remarkable achievement for ASEAN NCAP. I look forward to have similar or hopefully more achievements by other models in this coming year.”
ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Professor (Adjunct) Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“The new Toyota Corolla Altis has stepped up from the previous model in which the current model is now equipped with 7 airbags as standard across all its variants available in the South East Asia market. As 2020 will be the final year for the 2017-2020 assessment protocol, we hope other manufacturers are fully prepared with the current protocol and subsequently have begun developing their respective cars in line with the 2021-2025 ASEAN NCAP protocol. Together we will be able to reduce non-safe cars from the market.”
An overview of the third installment result for ASEAN NCAP Q4 2019 is as follows.
Full press release of the Toyota Corolla Altis can be downloaded here.