Toyota Verso – 2010 Safest MPV

EuroNCAP ratings are becoming more and more important for ordinary buyers when they are considering purchasing a new car.

So it’s a huge bonus for Toyota Verso as the institution has named it the safest multi purpose vehicle of 2010. Of course there were cars that gained the same five star rating as the Verso, but this one surpassed them by scoring higher in more tests.

Here’s the scores Toyota Verso achieved in test and those who are familiar with NCAP’s strict rating system know that they are pretty good:

  • 89 per cent result for adult occupant safety
  • 75 per cent for child occupants
  • 69 per cent for pedestrian impact
  • 86 per cent for safety assistance


Press Release:

The motor industry has made huge advances in safety in the past few years, but it’s Toyota that’s built the safest MPV, according to Euro NCAP’s test results for 2010.

In March last year Toyota’s seven-seat compact people carrier was given the top five-star rating for all-round safety performance by Euro NCAP, the industry’s benchmark testing organisation. More than that, Verso achieved the highest combined percentage scores in each test category of any MPV subjected to the independent crash test and assessment programme.

Specifically, Verso achieved an 89 per cent score for adult occupant protection, 75 per cent for child occupants, 69 per cent for pedestrian impact performance and 86 per cent for safety assistance.

The results reflect the tough quality of Verso’s design and construction, including detailed features in the front end that help minimise injury risks to pedestrians – features that are gaining increased importance in Euro NCAP’s testing calculations. By 2012 a minimum 60 per cent score will be required in this category in order to secure an overall five-star rating – a level Verso has already comfortably exceeded.

In the UK all versions of Verso are equipped as standard with seven airbags, ISO-fix child seat mounts, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), traction control (TRC), steering-assist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).

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