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#SaferCarsforAfrica: Here's how safe Toyota's Avanza really is in SA

2019-05-29 11:30
Toyota Avanza

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Just how safe is Toyota popular Avanza on our roads? Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa has launched the third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The three models tested show reasonable safety performance for adult occupants but, says Global NCAP, "disappointing results for child occupant protection."

The models tested by Global NCAP are the Toyota Avanza, Honda Amaze and Suzuki Ignis.


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Toyota Avanza - 4 stars for adult safety, 2 for child protection

 The Avanza is a very popular model in South Africa for public transport and fleet use. Global NCAP chose the entry-level version of each model and each was fitted with at least two airbags as standard. The results highlight significant differences between adult and child occupant protection.

The Avanza just managed to achieve four stars for Adult Occupant Protection despite the structure and footwell area rated as unstable. The restraint systems in the car worked properly which, together with the two Seat Belt Reminders (SBR), for driver and passenger, just met the requirements to achieve a four star safety rating for the adults.

The Avanza achieved only two stars in Child Occupant Protection, which was explained by the detachment of the rear bench from the anchorages to the structure of the car as it was pulled by the CRS from the 3 year old dummy attached with ISOFIX to the rear bench.

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