(TORONTO, ONTARIO – July 6, 2017) Toyota continues to top the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) awards list. Thirteen Toyota and Lexus vehicles are IIHS award winners, with ten receiving its highest Top Safety Pick+ award, more than any other manufacturer.
The Prius Prime, Toyota’s all-new plug-in hybrid vehicle and newest addition to its hybrid lineup, joins the company’s long list of Top Safety Pick+ winners following a strong first month of sales in June.
To receive a 2017 Top Safety Pick award, vehicles were required to earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints — as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winners must also have good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.
2017 Toyota and Lexus TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners:
Toyota Prius (built after August 2016)
Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota Camry (with optional front crash prevention and halogen headlights)
Toyota Prius v (with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights)
Toyota RAV4 (with LED headlights)
Lexus RC (with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights)
Lexus ES 350 (with LED headlights)
Lexus NX (with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights)
2017 Toyota and Lexus TOP SAFETY PICK winners:
Toyota Yaris Sedan (Toyota Yaris iA in U.S.)
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.
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Toyota Canada Inc.
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