Toyota Automakers to Add Automatic Braking by End of 2017

March 24th, 2016 by

2016 Toyota AvalonToyota cars offer so many great features and amenities that drivers love, and great performance and fuel efficiency to go along with their legendary dependability. Drivers also love Toyota cars because they are safe. And now Toyota has announced that by the end of 2017 they will be even safer, and will include automatic braking technology as found in the advanced Toyota Safety Sense™ system as a standard feature in nearly every vehicle.

“High-level driver assist technologies can do more than help protect people in the event of a crash; they can help prevent some crashes from ever happening in the first place,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America. “We are proud to help lead this industry in standardizing these systems and bring automated braking to our customers sooner rather than later.”

The 2016 Toyota Avalon offers available Toyota Safety Sense™ technology which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian technology that can monitor the road for other vehicles or pedestrians. If necessary the system can brake automatically as well. It also offers a lane departure alert system and an automatic high beam feature that can switch high beam lights on or off when it detects other vehicles.

Additionally, the 2016 Toyota Avalon earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS.

Many other Toyota models available from your Chicagoland Toyota dealers also boast Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the IIHS, as well as 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA.

“At Toyota, we are committed to creating better ways to move for everyone,” said Lentz.

If you would like to learn more about a 2016 Toyota Avalon near Oak Lawn or you would like to check out another stylish and spacious, dependable and safe Toyota vehicle, as well as the automatic braking technology found as part of the Toyota Safety Sense™ systems available in many models, be sure to come in to take a look at our inventory today! With the news of the automaker’s advanced automatic braking system technology coming to nearly every model there’s never been a bette

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