Toyota made some updates for the 2019 HiLux range which included the roll-out of a string of safety technologies. So, Toyota Australia was desperate to find out how the update shaped in ANCAP latest marking criteria.
The 2019 HiLux is sold with autonomous emergency braking, together with pedestrian and cyclist detection, active lane keep assist, as well as a new speed assistance system. ANCAP reassessed the ute, which previously held a five-star rating. But also for the latest crash tests ANCAP marked it against its new, more stringent criteria.
“While already a five-star vehicle, it is actually encouraging Toyota Motor Corporation Australia would be the first to set forward an automobile with improved safety specification to pass through re-testing against current, more stringent ANCAP criteria so as to update its rating datestamp,” ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin, said.
ANCAP says this really is very good news kind of buyers, especially with the HiLux is the best-selling new vehicle for the local market. It can be particularly good news for fleet buyers in addition, as many fleets purchase a vehicle that was not only five stars minimum, but vehicles which may have a tested date of not more than 36 months.
“Utes could be the most in-demand choice among Australian and Nz consumers, and no matter the employment, the very best variety of safety needs to be provided. This is a strong sort of market-driven change,” Goodwin added.
The 2019 Toyota HiLux range is discounted now, with each and every single variant pre-loaded with autonomous emergency braking as standard. Read the video below to view what performed.