The 2016 Toyota Hilux has netted a five-star rating in the Latin NCAP test which it went through recently. The tested pick-up truck had three airbags – dual-front and driver’s knee.

Test results show that the Thai-manufactured dual cab truck scored a five-star rating for adult occupants with a score of 15.79 out of a possible 17. The safety body said that the driver and passenger heads were well protected and the driver and passenger knee areas did not show critical structures and offered good protection.

As for child occupants, the truck scored a four-star rating with 37.54 points out of 49. The report explains that while the Isofix seats could offer optimum protection for children under one and a half years’ old, the child seat for children over three years’ of age could not prevent excessive forward movements during impact.

For the body shell, the eighth-generation Hilux meets UN95 Side Impact test requirements and besides getting a “stable” rating, the body shell was commented as capable of withstanding further loading. ASEAN NCAP recently crash tested the Hilux’s classmate Mitsubishi Triton, which you can see and read about here.