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Toyota receives the 2020 SAFETYBEST award

A prize for the development and fitment of centre airbags in the new Yaris
The new Yaris has been designed and developed with all the latest safety measures, including a very strong and stiff body for best protecting the occupants. It is the first Toyota to be equipped with SRS centre airbags. Fitted as standard, these deploy in the event of a side impact to help prevent the driver and front seat passenger colliding with each other.

Toyota to democratise leading safety technology

The new Yaris is also equipped with the latest Toyota Safety Sense, actually the first Toyota model to be fitted with the most advanced system.

On top of all the features like Pre-Collision System (PCS) with an urban function with a Pedestrian and Cyclist recognition function and Lane Departure Alert (LDA), radar based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), including Lane Trace Assist, it also features Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, like Emergency Steering Assist and Intersection Assistance, a first on any Toyota.

The AUTOBEST jury consists of 31 members from major European automotive publications. It is the second time that Toyota has received the SAFETYBEST award. The last time was in 2017 for the implementation of Toyota Safety Sense as standard across the line-up. TSS is not only standard on all Yaris, but also features many news Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, demonstrating that safety is fundamental to any new Toyota.

The new Yaris is also on the list of finalists for the `AUTOBEST 2021 –Best Buy Car of Europe` award.