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New figures show Toyota to be most reliable brand for passing the NCT

Toyota Ireland reveal the figures disclosed by the Road Safety Authority* which reveal that Toyota vehicles had the highest pass rates overall for first time NCT tests in 2013, reinforcing its promise of providing drivers with The Best Built Cars in the World.

For the pass and failure rate statistics to be considered representative, a minimum of 1,000 of each model from each year had to be tested. The 2005 and 2007 registered vehicles had the highest numbers of representative samples.

Of the vehicles registered in 2007, Toyota models Auris, Corolla and Yaris scored highest with pass rates of 82%, 81.1% and 81% respectively, versus an average pass rate of 69%. Similarly, in 2005 the average pass rate was 55%, a percentage beaten by a considerable margin by Corolla (70.4%), Yaris (70.3%) and RAV4 (69.6%).

1.17 million vehicles were tested at NCT centres across Ireland in 2013.

Steve Tormey, Chief Executive, Toyota Ireland said: “We welcome the findings of the Road Safety Authority which clearly demonstrate the quality, reliability and long term value retention that Toyota vehicles are renowned for as ‘The Best Built Cars in The World’. With the highest NCT pass rates, choosing a Toyota represents the best choice for people looking for to reduce their motoring cost.”