Where Toyotas are concerned, being small is no barrier to benefiting from the latest safety technology. Both the Aygo and Yaris are now available with Toyota Safety Sense, giving a range of features that can help prevent an accident happening, or reduce the severity of an impact.
On Aygo, Toyota Safety Sense provides a laser-controlled Pre-Collision System that warns the driver of an imminent collision with a vehicle ahead (Forward Collision Warning) and readies Pre-Crash Brake Assist to deliver emergency braking as soon as the brake pedal is pressed. Should the driver fail to take action after the warning, the system will initiate Autonomous Emergency Braking to reduce speed by about 19mph, potentially bringing the car to a stop, to prevent a collision or reduce the force of impact.
The Forward Collision Warning works at speeds between 10 and 86mph. The Pre-Crash Brake Assist functions at speeds between 19 and 49mph, with relative vehicle speeds greater than 19mph. For Autonomous Emergency Braking, the speed range is from 7 to 49mph.
A Lane Departure Alert function is also included. This monitors lane markings on the road and helps prevent accidents and head-on collisions caused by a vehicle moving out of its lane. If the car starts to deviate from its lane without the turn indicators being used, the system alerts the driver with visual and audible warnings.
The same Toyota Safety Sense features are available for Yaris, together with Automatic High Beam. This detects both the headlights of oncoming vehicles, and the tail lights of vehicles ahead, automatically switching between high and low beams to avoid dazzling other drivers and improving the driver’s night-time vision.
Stephen McQuitty, General Manager at Shelbourne Motors Toyota comments, "It is great to see that Toyota have rolled out the Safety Sense Features on the popular Aygo and Yaris. This will only add to the demand for these models. Now available as an option on all Aygo models apart from the x grade at £375 and for Yaris, all grades except from Active at only £400."
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