Toyota Motor Corp.’s new Avensis achieves the highest rating ever in the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), with a total of 34 points. Avensis also sets a new standard by becoming the first car to receive five stars under NCAP’s new tougher testing procedures. The new tests include a more accurate measurement of pedal movement, along with the adoption of a new deformable barrier face on the side-impact trolley. The new tests also utilize a more sensitive test dummy to improve ...

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