TORONTO, ON - February 13, 2020 – Five Toyota and Lexus vehicles have been named 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) award winners, with the 2020 Toyota Camry, 2020 Lexus ES, NX, RX and UX receiving the IIHS’ highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+).
To qualify for a 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must have good ratings in each ofthe Institute’s six crashworthiness evaluations. They must also have good or acceptable headlights and available frontcrash prevention that earns advanced or superior ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrianevaluations.
The “plus” is awarded to models that come exclusively with good or acceptable headlights, making it easier forconsumers to find properly equipped vehicles.
IIHS launched pedestrian crash prevention ratings about a year ago and is incorporating them into the TOP SAFETYPICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards for the first time.
This is the first year that a good passenger-side small overlap front rating is required for both awards. Last year, a goodor acceptable rating was required for TOP SAFETY PICK, while a good rating was needed to achieve the “plus.”
Toyota and Lexus 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners (applicable to Canadian models):
- Toyota Camry
- Lexus ES
- Lexus NX
- Lexus RX (with specific headlights)
- Lexus UX (with specific headlights)
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over five million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to 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 eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.