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Toyota iQ and Avensis Achieve Top Euro NCAP Safety Rating

* Tiny iQ gets top score for safety
* New Avensis achieves 81% overall weighted score, iQ 79%
* New rating scheme introduced by Euro NCAP

The Toyota iQ may be the smallest four-seater car on the market, but is also one of the safest according to new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP, which has developed a new rating scheme which focuses on the vehicle’s overall protection performance, awarded the tiny traffic buster 5-stars. iQ’s British-built big brother, the new Avensis, also earned a 5-star rating.

2009 Toyota iQ Euro NCAP crash test
2009 Toyota iQ Euro NCAP crash test
2009 Toyota iQ Euro NCAP crash test
2009 Toyota iQ Euro NCAP crash test
2009 Toyota iQ Euro NCAP crash test
Toyota Avensis Euro NCAP Crash test 2009
Toyota Avensis Euro NCAP Crash test 2009
Toyota Avensis Euro NCAP Crash test 2009

The new rating scheme uses a weighted score, combining all aspects of a car’s safety performance: adult (50%), child (20%) and pedestrian (20%) protection assessment results with the availability of driver assistance devices (10%). A minimum score of 70% overall is necessary to achieve a 5-star rating. To qualify for inclusion, the devices must be fitted, as standard across 85% of the EU 27 2009 model range.

Despite its compact urban-friendly dimensions, the iQ makes no compromises in the fields of active and passive safety, achieving a remarkable overall weighted score of 79%. Every iQ features as standard, nine airbags – including a world-first, rear window curtain shield airbag, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control.

The new Avensis’s overall weighted score of 81% highlights the new Toyota’s comprehensive levels of active and passive safety technology, which include a pre-crash system, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane departure warning.

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2009 Toyota Avensis – Hi-res. Images

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2009 Toyota Avensis
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2009 Toyota Avensis
2009 Toyota Avensis
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2009 Toyota Avensis Tourer (wagon)- Hi-res. Images

2009 Toyota Avensis Tourer (Wagon)
2009 Toyota Avensis Tourer (Wagon)
2009 Toyota Avensis Tourer (Wagon)
2009 Toyota Avensis Tourer (Wagon)

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