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Touran Safest In Class

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.

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-percent 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, seat belt reminder on the driver’s side, active front head restraints, ISOFIX for 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

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