CR has done this stuff before. There have never been a reported rollover
from this so why are they raising the big fuss? IIRC, they were sued by
Suzuki for a similar thing.
Although I don't always agree with Mr. Champion's emphasis on various
aspects of testing, this rates a strong response:
1. Trailing throttle oversteer has no place in a family SUV that has a
high center of gravity.
2. The car is market positioned for buyers and driving applications
where this characteristic is outright undesirable. (unlike Porsche
911T, Pontiac Fiero, etc. Winding up in the roadside ditch isn't as
serious as experiencing a rollover in a large box.)
3. As a comparatively new vehicle, it's best for all concerned that
this be corrected now rather than later.
Ideally, Toyota should correct the underlying rear suspension design
shortcomings rather than just hopping up the braking and electronic
response to 'fight' the issue.
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