The fourth-generation Toyota Prius, having made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo, has been awarded the highest 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. The Prius is the first car to get 5-star rating in 2016 from the Euro NCAP after the implementation of newest test of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology for pedestrians. Just so you know, Maruti Baleno was also tested and it earned a modest 3-star rating from the Euro NCAP.
2016 Toyota Prius features Toyota Safety Sense package as standard. The Toyota Safety Sense package comprises of adaptive cruise control and lane departure alert. Also, the automatic high beam and road sign assist are available with the hybrid vehicle. One can also avail a couple more high-end safety features like blind spot monitor system and rear cross traffic alert by paying extra. And, courtesy of all these impeccable features, the 2016 Prius scored the highest rating in Euro NCAP tests. It got 92 percent score in adult occupant protection, 82 percent in child occupant protection, 77 percent in pedestrian protection, and 85 percent for safety assist.
2016 Toyota Prius hybrid performed extravagantly in the side barrier impact test. For those wondering, a mobile deformable barrier has a impact on the driver’s door at 50kmph in the side barrier impact test. Toyota, overwhelmed with joy, released a statement stating that Prius has provided “good protection of all critical body areas”. In addition, the exemplary performance of the autonomous emergency braking system led the Euro NCAP award a 5-star rating to the hybrid vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Prius would also be launched in India by the end of 2016, replacing the ongoing model and continued to be retailed as a CBU.