6 VW models win top crash test rating
Dubai, October 26, 2009
Volkswagen’s models Polo, Golf, Tiguan, Touran, Passat and Touareg recently won the maximum five-star rating for crash tests of the current Euro NCAP (new car assessment programme) ratings.
"We achieved the top rating for the Polo a few weeks ago, in spite of more stringent Euro NCAP crash test conditions,” said Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the board for development for the Volkswagen brand.
“The same applies to the sixth-generation Golf and the Tiguan. We are very proud of this because safety has a long tradition at Volkswagen and will also be a guide for the development of new models in the future,” he added.
An example of this is the electronic stabilisation programme (ESP), whose first class technology is accessible not only to the luxury class, but to customers from all automotive segments, Dr Hackenberg said.
Euro NCAP is recognised today as one of the most important gauges of vehicle safety, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service