New Toyota Rush Scores Five-Star ASEAN NCAP Test
The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) recently performed three of its latest crash tests for the second quarter of 2018. The three car models taking part in the test include Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid, Toyota Rush and Toyota C-HR and the Toyota Rush came out as the winner with five stars in the test.
Speaking about the test, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim - ASEAN NCAP Secretary General said, “ASEAN NCAP recently organized a Blind Spot Technology development test on some of the popular models currently available in the market. This is according to our new rating system for 2017-2020. Based on this test, we have obtained significant results that the BST for Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and Toyota C-HR have functioned according to ASEAN NCAP requirements for both the left and right side area of the vehicles in which they have detected the presence of the motorcycle rider in the blind spot zone. Hence, subsequent to the crash tests that we performed recently, this is the first time we are releasing the results for our BST development test.”
He further added “ASEAN NCAP is proud that the models we released today achieved 5-Star rating. Other than significant crashworthiness structure of the car built to protect the vehicle occupants, the tested models are also equipped with advanced safety assist technologies that could prevent a crash from occurring or reduce the severity of the injury to the victims. We encourage consumers to utilize the NCAP safety rating in their decision making process when purchasing a vehicle for themselves and their family members.”
The first assessment for the Toyota Rush was conducted in 2015 where the model was awarded with 4-Star rating for both AOP and COP categories at 12.47/16.00 and 82%, respectively. This time the car received the five stars rating with a cumulative score of 84.03 points. Breaking the overall score, the Toyota Rush scored 43.25 points for AOP, 21.33 points for COP and 19.44 points for SATs. This can be the result of different safety features such as ESC, Antilock Braking System (ABS) and SBR for frontal and rear passengers as standard fitment added to the car.
Talking about the new star of the crash test, Toyota Rush was first unveiled in 2017 and in the Indonesian market the car comes powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that churns out 104 bhp of power and 140 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox.;
The seven-seater SUV by Toyota comes with the body cladding running across the body and also features a premium interior with a host of advanced features. Though, the reports were making rounds in the Indian market that Toyota is planning to launch an affordable SUV in the country hinting towards Toyota Rush to be that SUV. However, as the Japanese automaker has joined hands in terms of producing affordable cars, Rush making its way to the Indian market seems not to be in the cards in the near future.
According to the agreement between Maruti Suzuki and Toyota, Maruti Suzuki will supply Baleno and Vitara Brezza to Toyota, while Toyota will supply the Corolla sedan to Maruti Suzuki. All these shared models are going to be re-badged and are expected to be launched in the country in the second half of 2019. However, the official confirmation regarding the launch date is definitely quite far. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates.;
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