• Eight Toyota and Lexus Models Earn Institute’s Highest Top Safety Pick+
• Four Toyota and Scion Vehicles Named Top Safety Picks
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has presented 12 awards to Toyota. The leading Japanese Automotive giant won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor.
Toyota Motor Corporation earned this across different car segments, for the advanced safety features and strict compliance to high standards of its vehicles. Toyota and Lexus models scored high ratings in IIHS tests which evaluates two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity.
2015 Toyota / Lexus Top Safety Pick+ winners are: Lexus CT (built after Sept. 2014), Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius V, Lexus RC, Toyota Highlander, Lexus NX and Toyota Sienna.
2015 Toyota / Scion Top Safety Pick Winners are: Toyota/Scion: Scion FR-S, Scion tC, Toyota Avalon and, Toyota RAV4 (built after Nov. 2014). “At Toyota, our focus remains on the safety and peace of mind of our customers,” said Dino Triantafyllos, Toyota’s North American Chief Quality Officer. “We’re pleased the IIHS has recognized the strong and improved safety performance of our vehicles in a range of crash tests.”
The IIHS in particular recognized the Prius V for it’s significantly improved all round performance in the small overlap crash test, naming it a Top Safety Pick+. The Toyota Sienna was also the only Mini-Van which was granted the 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award.