The Toyota Yaris is the first vehicle to experience crash tests according to the upgraded Euro NCAP testing standards. The vehicle has delivered excellent results.
NCAP ratings have started to have a profound effect on the customer’s decision in purchasing their car; as a result, OEMs in the world have improved their products' safety. Meanwhile, Euro NCAP has also updated its testing standards in 2020 with more stringent standards. The first car which experienced the updated test is the Toyota Yaris. Below is a video which shows the Toyota Yaris and its Euro NCAP crash test.
The fourth-gen Toyota Yaris has excellently achieved a 5-star rating in the 2020 Euro NCAP crash test. The test is complemented with a brand-new frontal offset test. Moreover, this is the first time that the test now features a counter-measure for the injuries which are involved in far-side impacts. The MPDB (mobile progressive deformable barrier) test also evaluates how safe the vehicle is to occupants and other cars that it crashes into.
The design of the Toyota Yaris allows the car to deliver a good performance in the crash test. Thanks to its compact styling and not too aggressive front, the vehicle is not a two intrusive crash partner on the roads. The two central airbags inflate when there is a side impact, thereby reducing the risks to the occupants. The hatchback also comes with modern Toyota Safety Sense technology which can help it stop while turning to prevent crashes. The Toyota Yaris achieved a 5-star score in the overall rating. The hatchback scored 85% in Safety Assist, 78% in Vulnerable Road users, 81% in Child Occupant Safety and 86% in Adult Occupant Safety.
Commenting on the excellent results of the Toyota Yaris, Michiel van Ratingen stated,
"Congratulations to Toyota on a top rating for the Yaris. This has been a tough year for all concerned and I am grateful to Euro NCAP\u2019s labs and employees who have worked hard to deliver safety, while staying safe. We have had to adapt quickly to new working practices, and it is pleasing that the first car rated this year should have gone so far to address the safety issues that are emerging as top priorities.
Note that the India-spec Toyota Yaris is a different model compared with the one tested in the 2020 Euro NCAP test.