Delving deeper into the results,C-HR achieved an excellent 95% score for overall adult occupant protection; 77% for child occupants; 76% for pedestrian protection performance; and 78% for safety assist performance. Euro NCAP also commended the car for its good result in the frontal offset test and for achieving maximum points in both the side barrier test and more severe side pole impact.
This crash test performance reflects the fundamental strength of the C-HR’s TNGA platform and body, which features strategic reinforcements and widespread use of high-strength steels to absorb and channel impact forces away from the cabin.
As part of Toyota’s commitment to democratise advanced safety equipment, Toyota Safety Sense is fitted as standard across the full C-HR range. This safety pack includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Control, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist.
TheC-HR’s Pre-Collision System scored maximum points in the tests at urban speeds, with collisions being avoided at all test speeds. Also at highway speeds, Toyota Safety Sense revealed good performance. When approaching a slower-moving car, a collision was avoided at all test speeds; and when approaching a stationary or decelerating car, a collision was avoided in most cases and mitigated in others.
The system’s Pedestrian Recognition function also showed good performance as collisions were avoided in all low-speed tests and, at higher speeds, the impact was avoided or mitigated.
Karl Schlicht, Executive Vice President for Sales at Toyota Motor Europe, commented: “These very good safety results, particularly in active safety, show that the Toyota C-HR has much more to offer than outstanding style. Our aim was to make C-HR dynamically fun and safe to drive.”