In a resounding victory for road safety, the fourth-generation Toyota Yaris, also known as Yaris, has earned a prestigious 5-star rating from the New Car Assessment Programmed for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP).
This impressive rating has been bestowed upon the 2023 Yaris, thanks to the stringent 2021-2025 assessment protocol. The G variant, exclusively manufactured in Malaysia for the Malaysian market, underwent rigorous testing to achieve this remarkable feat. What's even more exciting is that other Yaris models produced in Thailand for countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, and Cambodia also share this esteemed 5-star rating.
When it comes to protecting adult occupants (AOP), the Yaris garnered an impressive 35.25 out of a possible 40 points. In the child occupant protection (COP) category, it demonstrated solid performance with a score of 16.64 out of 20 points. This exceptional safety performance is further bolstered by the inclusion of cutting-edge safety features like autonomous emergency braking (AEB), contributing to a score of 16.08 out of 20 in this category.
Motorcycle safety (MS) is another critical aspect, and here, the Yaris excelled with a commendable score of 10.73 points. Taking all these elements into account, the 2023 Toyota Yaris achieved an overall score of 78.70 points, even after considering weighting adjustments. This outstanding performance rightfully earned it the coveted five-star ASEAN NCAP rating.
The ASEAN NCAP commends Toyota's unwavering commitment to road safety. By equipping the Yaris with an array of safety assist technologies, Toyota is ensuring the safety of both vehicle occupants and fellow road users. These innovative features act as a protective shield, safeguarding everyone from unforeseen incidents on the road.
It's worth noting that Toyota's dedication to safety is evident in its continuous improvement. The positive shift from a 1-star rating for the Toyota Yaris in the Latic crash test to this remarkable achievement reflects Toyota's unwavering commitment to safety and progress.