New Yaris shines in Euro NCAP

2011-10-28 12:20

Toyota's new Yaris has passed its Euro NCAP crash and safety testing with flying colours achieving a five-star rating.

The third generation Yaris builds on its predeccors five star ratings first achieved by the orginal model in 2000. The first generation model was named the safest car in its class by Euro NCAP.

Impact forces from either a front, rear or side collision are dispersed through strategically engineered elements within the body, to minimise deformation of the cabin.

The new model features increased safety in side impacts by fitting bulkheads inside the rocker panels to help mitigate impacts. Additional protection is provided by side impact bars fitted in the doors.


The new Yaris sports seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag. The driver and front passenger side airbags have a new two-chamber design that improves protection with larger cushions.

The front bumper contains energy absorbing materials to reduce the impact energy directed at a pedestrian’s legs, and a pantograph bonnet structure also absorbs energy to protect the head and body in a collision.

There is a crushable cowl louvre at the rear edge of the bonnet.

New Yaris will be offered with a host of further safety benefits, including ABS, EBD, corner stability control, brake assist, traction control and vehicle stability control.

  • Vickers - 2011-10-29 06:05

    Did they include a buzzer to keep the bored driver awake?

      rlong1952 - 2011-10-30 02:29

      Vickers if you don't have nice things to say, go away. Have you driven the car? maybe not!! Just because you don't like the brand doesn't mean it is boring or bad, get a life.

      Vickers - 2011-10-30 08:51

      @rlong. Bit of a bitter baby today? Please point out where I referred to Toyota as bad? My statement that it is boring is based on the following: Toyota last made an exiting car with the MR2 (a gem) and the first few generations of Sprinters (lovely motor) The new Yaris will use the same engines found in the current version and will definitely not be a ball of fire. In the looks department it cannot compete with the upcoming Rio, current Accent, Fiesta and even the upcoming Sonic. If you wish to attack my statement feel free, attacking the man is indicative of someone not holding their own in a discussion and just plain bad netiquette. Life is much to short to drive a boring car.

      Alien42063 - 2011-10-30 09:08

      @rlong LOL...why are you acting like Vickers attacked you personally? What a strange individual you are... Anyways, I agree with Vickers. I used to be a HUGE Toyota fan...The 2001 Toyota Tazz 1.6..Hmmmm. But since the Tazz went bye bye and the RunX turned into the Auris...NO THAnks...ZZZZzzzzzz! :(

  • Jaba - 2011-10-29 06:43

    5* is very good - however, will the car come standard (cheap model) with 6 airbags & ESP? im not sure if South African sales department should be using NCAP - cause in some cases our cars are cheaper

  • Pierre - 2011-10-29 13:19

    I drove the New Yaris, it's Awesome, a massive improvement on the previous model.

  • Jt - 2011-10-31 09:59

    I drive a "cheap" rental once a month on trips up country. Have driven all the small cars and barring the sandero the worst I drove must be the Yaris. Cant hold a candle to a Polo, i10, i20, getz, fiesta, etc. Maybe the ones I drove were just friday cars but they were tinny, no power, and rattled.

      Wesley - 2011-10-31 13:08

      The Yaris 1.3i is quicker than the polo and the fiesta 1.4's. yes ive proven it over and over! im guessing u drove the 1.1 (thats slow)

      Wesley - 2011-10-31 13:09

      but yes the Polo and Fiesta look way better! fact!

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