Increased prevalence of advanced safety packages on new Japanese models

Availability of automatic brakes with pedestrian detection, panoramic view monitors grows



Toyota Corolla Axio
Toyota Corolla Axio, the first model to feature Toyota Safety Sense C (Source: Toyota's press release)

 Reported below is feature availability on new models released for sale in Japan by Japanese OEMs from July 2014 to July 2015. 18 new and fully redesigned models and two face-lifted models (excluding mini vehicles) are reported: five each under the Toyota and Honda brand, three each under Mazda and Subaru, two under Lexus, and one each under Nissan and Suzuki. Features that have been increasingly adopted include the torque vectoring systems, pop-up hoods, automatic emergency brakes with preceding vehicle and pedestrian detection, panoramic view monitors, automatic high beams and telematics systems.

Advanced features made available by Japanese OEMs on their new models

(New models launched in Japan from July 2014 to July 2015)
Equipment Models
Driving performance Torque vectoring system Lexus RC F, Honda Legend, Subaru Legacy B4/WRX S4
Collision safety Pop-up hood Honda Legend, Nissan Fuga, Mazda Roadster
Collision mitigation
braking system
(with pedestrian detection)
Honda StepWGN/Jade/Legend,
Subaru Exiga Crossover/Legacy B4/WRX S4
Panoramic view monitor
(e.g. Nissan's Around
View Monitor)
Toyota Vellfire, Lexus NX,
Honda StepWGN/Legend, Nissan Fuga
Visibility Automatic high beam Toyota Sienta/Corolla Axio/Vellfire/MIRAI/Esquire,
Lexus RC F/NX, Honda Legend,
Mazda Roadster/CX-3/Demio, Subaru WRX S4
Comfort/convenience Telematics system Toyota Sienta/Corolla Axio/Vellfire/Mirai/Esquire,
Lexus RC F/NX, Honda Shuttle/StepWGN/Jade/Legend/Grace,
Nissan Fuga, Mazda Roadster/CX-3/Demio

New model features reports:
   Major features of new Hyundai-Kia lineup highlighted by increased use of ADAS (Jun. 2015)
   German OEMs expand use of connected technologies on new models (Oct. 2014)
   Features on new European models: PSA, Renault, FCA, GM, Ford and Volvo (Jan. 2015)
   New U.S. models increase adoption of features like rear view cameras (Aug. 2014)
   New Japanese models feature increased use of active safety systems (Jul. 2014)

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