The Toyota Hilux SW4 has scored a commendable five starts in the latest Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Progrmme) crash test. The model that was put through the test was a right–hand-drive version produced in Toyota’s manufacturing facility in Argentina. The pickup achieved five stars in both adult and child occupant protection. Read – Toyota and Daihatsu Mini SUVs Debut in November 2019
For people not in the know, the Toyota Hilux SW4 pickup is sold in India as a fully-fledged Toyota Fortuner SUV. The tested Toyota Hilux SW4 was equipped with safety features such as 7 airbags (3 frontal, 2 side body and 2 curtain) and electronic stability control (ESC).
Ricardo Morales Rubio, Latin NCAP Chairman said, ” We are very pleased with these latest pick-ups results This segment is very important specially for fleet managers who are demanding safer cars for their employees every day. With these results they have now more information available about the option in the market, but this is not enough. We encourage all other manufacturers providing big fleets around the region to offer top safety levels in their products. We also welcome GM first five stars result in Latin NCAP. After many years of working in the region is good to see a global manufacturer reacting voluntarily towards the programs and caring about their consumers”.
In India, the Japanese carmaker will introduce the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo variant next month. Designed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) unit, the new variant features sporty design bits and special features. For power, it uses the same 2.8L diesel engine with a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox.