Volkswagen’s new Passat model has scored the full five stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP test results .Since 1997 Euro NCAP has been testing cars to enable consumers to compare how safe cars are in result of an accident.
The new Volkswagen Passat scored 85% adult occupancy, 87% child occupancy, 66% pedestrian protection and 76% for safety assist.
This compares to the new Ford Mondeo, which also scored five-stars, broken down into 86% for adult occupancy, 82% child occupancy, 66% pedestrian, and 66% for safety assist.
The new Passat is equipped with driver and front passenger airbags and head airbag system for front and rear passengers including side airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including ABS with brake assistant, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Tyre Monitoring Indicator and Driver Alert System.
City Emergency Braking is available on ‘SE’ models and above, which monitors the road ahead at low speeds warning the driver of pending doom, and if no action is taken will automatically apply the brakes.
Options include PreCrash preventive occupant protection, Traffic Jam Assist, Emergency Assist as well as Trailer Assist (including trailer stabilisation).Published 4 December 2014