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|Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:35 pm Post subject: Graphic crash test between new and old Toyota Corollas
|Graphic crash test between new and old Toyota Corollas
The independent authority Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has conducted a head-on crash test between the latest Toyota Corolla hatchback and a 1998 model Corolla to highlight just how far modern cars have come in terms of passenger safety.
A 1998 Toyota Corolla was crashed into a 2015 Toyota Corolla.
LINK to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rriMhln-2WU
Safety experts consider there is every chance the driver of the 1998 Corolla would have died in the simulated crash while the driver of the latest Corolla would have received minor injuries.
The ANCAP test was conducted at 64km/h.
The average age of vehicles in Australia is 9.8 years — with the average age of vehicles in fatal crashes rising to 12.9 years. Younger and elderly road users often drive older cars.
“Not everyone can afford a brand-new car however, the figures show that there is less chance of being killed in a newer and safer car than an older and less safe vehicle,” said the boss of ANCAP, James Goodwin.
“There are a lot of people who have made a conscious decision to put their kids in a better car, and a lot of older people buy a five-star car — but there are still a lot of young people who, unfortunately, don’t see a five-star car as important but they’ve got the latest telephone.”
Modern cars’ crumple zones better protect occupants.
The Toyota Corollas used in the crash test were purchased by ANCAP from car dealers with the 1998 Corolla a one-owner vehicle with a good service history that had travelled 130,000km and had never been involved in a crash.
The latest model Corolla was an ex rental car that had done 29,000km.