Test Result Confirms Touran As Safest In Class

The Volkswagen Touran


High ranking in European NCAP crash test Wolfsburg. The Volkswagen Touran has received an excellent four-star rating in the most recent crash tests carried out by the European consumer protection organisation Euro-NCAP. Its outstandingly effective occupant protection makes it the safest model in its class, and the Touran is also the first vehicle ever to be awarded three stars for above-average pedestrian protection.

The independent European New Car Assessment Program (Euro-NCAP) calls for two crash tests to be carried out: a frontal impact at 64 km/h against a deformable barrier, with 40-per cent body overlap, and side crash in which the vehicle is struck at 50 km/h.

The Touran’s standard safety equipment is the key to this excellent test result: it has ABS, an ESP electronic stabilisation programme with brake assist function, airbags for the driver and front passenger, a key switch to de-activate the passenger’s airbag so that a child’s seat can be fitted, front side airbags, head-level airbags for the front and second rows of seats, active front head restraints, a front end designed for pedestrian protection and preparation for an ISOFIX child’s seat to be installed.

The test results were announced today during a press conference in London and can also be accessed on the Internet at: www.euroncap.com

Published 28 June 2003 Melanie Carter

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