With the arrival of the much-awaited Toyota C-HR in Australia, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has released its safety report for the B-segment crossover. Impressively, the C-HR has received a five-star safety rating (based on Euro NCAP testing), which applies to all Australian and New Zealand variants of the model.
In the adult occupant protection (AOP) test, the C-HR managed to score 33.18 out of a possible 38 points, whereas child occupant protection (COP) saw a 77% compliance, with 38.03 out of a possible 49 points.
Meanwhile, the safety assist test saw a 68% compliance (8.18 out of a possible 12 points), with the C-HR scoring in all aspects – seat belt reminders, lane support system and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) – except for the speed assistance system.
Standard safety kit on the Australian-spec C-HR include seven airbags (dual frontal, side, curtain and driver’s knee). Additionally, AEB, lane support systems (LSS) and pre-crash systems are also fitted as standard on all variants. However, the former does not include pedestrian detection unlike on European-spec cars.
“The C-HR is an example of an affordable model which meets high levels of safety in all areas of assessment. As a new entrant in the competitive Compact SUV segment, top safety credentials are a must if it is to win consumer sales, and it is encouraging to see key safety features provided as standard,” said ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin.
In Australia, the C-HR gets a 1.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with D-4T direct injection and VVT-iW that outputs 114 hp from 5,200 to 5,600 rpm and 185 Nm between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm. The mill is mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT, with all-wheel drive being offered as an option.