Toyota Corolla struggles in new crash test – Oct. 4, 2013

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Toyota Corolla

struggles in new test

The Toyota Corolla has redesigned for the 2014 model

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

The redesigned Corolla struggled in a new crash conducted by the Insurance Institute for Safety, the group said week.

The IIHS rated the Corolla’s performance in its small front crash test as the second-worst of its four possible

Structural performance was poor and the space was seriously compromised by structure, the institute said of the which is one of the world’s most cars. Measures from the indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity.

The Corolla has received good in the institute’s four other moderate overlap front, rollover and rear.

Toyota Michael Kroll said in an that the IIHS periodically new, more severe or tests that go beyond requirements.

With the small test, the Institute has raised the bar and we are responding to the challenge, Kroll We are looking at a range of solutions to greater crash performance in area.

This year marks the time that compact have been subjected to new type of front crash In the test, the cars are propelled at 40 an hour and strike a crash with just one quarter of the bumper on the driver’s side. concentrates the impact into a area that often outside crash protection built into the cars.

The impact also spins the car

The test mimics a type of that accounts for nearly a of all front crashes that serious or fatal injuries to occupants, and has proven challenging for a of automakers.

Small cars perform in crash tests

The IIHS put 12 compact cars through the overlap front crash earlier this year. The 2- and versions of the Honda Civic the only vehicles to receive the top of Good, while the Dodge , Ford Focus. Hyundai and Scion tC were rated

When the IIHS put a group of cars through the same last year, only two out of 11 got top marks. The Institute has also put SUVs and mid-sized cars the test, with the Toyota ( TM ) and the Toyota Prius v hybrid rated Poor.

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