Saturday, August 17, 2019

The 2020 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia Elite is the First Philippine Model to Have Toyota Safety Sense


Update: The 2020 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia has now been launched. Details here (8/19).

Toyota Motor Philippines is now confirming that the first model to receive the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system is the 2020 Hiace Super Grandia Elite. Launching on Monday, the flagship Hiace variant will have four main ingredients to its TSS system that will heighten its owners’ peace of mind.

The 2020 Hiace Super Grandia Elite will have Pre-collision System (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Automatic High Beam (AHB).


Pre-collision System (PCS) – detects the possibility of a collision using various sensors and reacts accordingly, also taking into consideration the countermeasures taken by the driver. Upon detection of a possibility of collision, the driver will be warned with beeps and visual warnings. When the possibility of a collision is higher and the driver applies brakes, the brake assist system will apply additional pressure to the brakes as needed. When an even greater possibility of collision is detected and the driver did not apply brakes, automatic brakes will be activated to prevent the collision.


Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – when driving at cruise control, the vehicle drives at constant preset speed and will adjust within the set cruise speed upon detection of another vehicle in front to maintain appropriate distance.


Lane Departure Alert (LDA) – detects driving lanes and alerts driver when the vehicle departs from its designated lane. This feature operates at a vehicle speed of more than 50 km/h, with a road width of more than approximately 3.0 meters.


Automatic High Beam (AHB) – while the headlight’s high beam setting is in use, the system automatically switches to low beam upon detection of vehicles at a certain distance in front or incoming vehicles on the opposite lane. The system will return to the high beam setting once the vehicle in front is at an appropriate distance or the incoming vehicle has passed.

Aside from the Super Grandia Elite, Toyota Motor Philippines says they intend to roll out TSS to more models in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. Comparing Mazda's i-Activsense and Toyota's Safety Sense, Mazda's version is more comprehensive but glad to see that more manufacturers are bringing in these system to Philippine shores.

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