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Old 24-12-2018
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Interestingly I witnessed a rear end collision between a Mazda 2 and an older 2wd hilux ute. The ute ran up the back of the Mazda not doing more than 50km/h. The Mazda looked like it had been hit by a Mack truck. It distingrated right up the the front seats. If there had been anyone sitting in the back, they would have looked like smashed avo and would have had no chance. The Mazda scores a very safe 5 star ANCAP.
You’ve given a very good example of why a ladder-chassis vehicle in this day and age should have AEB - vehicles that are bigger, heavier and that brake and handle worse than the average vehicle should have all the tools to avoid/minimise injury to other road users.

Also, I’m not sure the rear passengers in a Wrangler would necessarily fare a hell of a lot better in a 50kph rear-ender from a Hilux. They’d probably just have different injuries.

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