Toyota Urban Cruiser one among the cars crash tested at a recent round at Global NCAP. The Toyota Urban Cruiser scores a 4 star rating for adult occupant protection and 3 stars for child occupant protection.
The Urban cruiser Crash Tested was fitted with features like ABS, Dual Airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners and isofix mounts.
Scores for Adult Occupancy-(Toyota Urban Cruiser Score 4-Star)
For Adult occupant protection the Urban cruiser was awarded about 13.52 points out of a possible 17, the protection provided to the occupants head was considered to be good, while the Toyota Urban Cruisers Body shell was given the verdict of being stable and capable of taking more loads. However as the Toyota Urban cruiser was rated a feeble score for occupant’s knee protection as well as passenger’s right knee protection. With there existing the fear of them making contact with the contents behind the dash board in case of an accident.
Scores for Child Occupancy-(Toyota Urban Cruiser Score 4-Star)
In the aspect of Child Occupant safety, The Cruiser scored 3 stars, scoring a stiff 36.68 points out of 49. The testers brought to attention the inclusion of ISOFIX child seat mounts as a valuable addition as standard across all variants. It helped in increasing the safety ratings across the model range of the car. The dummy representing a 1.5 year old was said to be provided good protection to Head and Chest . meanwhile the Toyota urban cruiser failed in providing safety against instantaneous forward jerk of the neck to the dummy pretending to be 3 year old. As is reported that The Toyota Urban Cruiser is up to receive a facelift with more safety feature that would help it in increasing its score.
Comparison against the rivals
The Toyota Urban cruiser and the Vitara Brezza both scored 4 stars for adult protection, but the Toyota has the better score of about 13.52 to the Brezza’s 12.51 for Adult protection. The Urban cruiser also scored higher than the Brezza in child protection , it scored about36.68 points about 3 stars against the Brezza’s 17.93 for 2 stars.
Other Rivals such as Tata Nexon , Hyundai venue , KIA sonet, Mahindra Xuv 300 ,Renalut Kiger and Nissan Magnite in the fight tough competition in the market . out of all of these only Tata Nexon and Xuv 300 have scored a full on 5 stars with the 300 having a better score for adult protection.
The GNCAP testing to get more uncompromising in the coming future.
The watchdog role of global NCAP to start measuring active elements of crash avoidance as well in the coming times making the score of 5 stars to be much harder to achieve.2022 would see ESC being mandated and side collisions as well as pedestrian protection tests also to become the norm.