Euro NCAP Gives New Tiguan Five Star Safety Rating

Image credit: VW Vortex

Image credit: VW Vortex

The Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) sets the benchmark for safety of European cars which are new in the market. And according to VW Vortex, its tests have gotten a bit more tougher this year, but in spite of that, the VW Tiguan still managed to get a rating of five stars which is the highest.

VW Vortex reports that the Tiguan scored a 96% on the safety test for adults and 84% for children – and this is the first time that safety in the back seat has been tested.

The suite of safety features such as the optimized body structure, generosity of airbags, and driver assistance systems all played in favour of the Tiguan.

The new Tiguan, however, isn’t only focused on the safety of its occupants. It has standard ESC, Front Assist emergency braking, and lane assist systems which also helped it to excel in tests for pedestrian safety.

VW Vortex reports that the Tiguan hit the European market in May, and should arrive in the US next Spring. But its arrival in South Africa is yet to be confirmed.

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