This achievement follows several safety upgrades to the Hilux, including a successful side pole impact test, seat belt reminders and improved knee protection.
his result only applies to the single and extra cab 4x4 Hiluxes at this stage, but it is anticipated that dual cab Hilux 4x4s will follow suit soon.
No change has been made to the 2WD versions of the Hilux, so their ratings remain at 4 star.
"The light commercial vehicle market has been very competitive in recent years with more fleet buyers and consumers demanding ANCAP 5 star safety ratings," said ANCAP Chairman Lauchlan McIntosh.
"Toyota should be congratulated for bringing the Hilux 4WD utes to this level of safety.
"This is an excellent case study of a very strong shift in the light commercial vehicle market driven by safety. There is no longer any excuse for fleet buyers when it comes to safety - they should accept nothing less than 5 star safety."
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