The ASEAN NCAP has recently tested the Toyota Avanza Veloz. The crash testing happened last February, for the top-of-the-line variation of the Avanza that has still yet to be released in the Philippines.
While the new 2022 Avanza is already as new as can be, the Veloz is incoming, and for Filipinos to get an affordable MPV with a five-star crash safety rating from the ASEAN NCAP is a huge value add any day of the week. The variant tested indicated that it was from Indonesia, but the report states that the model is also destined for other countries in Sout East Asia, the Philippines included. The report also indicated that there are driver assists systems and autonomous features that will be found on the new Veloz. It’s likely that the Toyota Safety Sense suite of features has trickled its way down into the MPV category, at least based on the report’s rundown of features.
The report is summarized as follows: Adult occupancy protection was scored at a very respectable 34.88 out of 40, Child occupancy proctection at 17.17 out of 20, safety assist at 16.03 out of 20, and Motorcyclist safety was rated at 11.92 out of 20. Even with a few shortcomings, the Avanza Veloz still managed to score top marks with a five-star rating and an overall score of 79.99 out of 100.
As for its overall rating from the ASEAN NCAP, it reads as follows: