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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Atlas has earned a top rating in the latest crash testing from the IIHS. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is the independent group responsible for most of the best crash test videos you see on YouTube. Their staple was the offset front impact, but the institute has...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Strong ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) crash tests means that the Tiguan, when equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, earns a 2017 Top Safety Pick award. “We are so pleased to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick award for the...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Poor headlights prevented the new Volkswagen Atlas from qualifying for a coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. The new SUV from Volkswagen did earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick award, after receiving good ratings in all five crash-worthiness tests: small overlap front...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Arteon is the highest scoring executive vehicle for pedestrian safety, says Europe’s safety organization, Euro NCAP. The sleek new sedan not only rocked the pedestrian safety testing, though, it was an all-around brilliant performance from the newly quintuple starred VW. In...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Back in the ‘80s VW was one of a number of manufacturers producing a van without a forward engine compartment to cushion you in case of an accident, so it was interested in proving that the Transporter was still safe. Following a number of tests of its own, VW hired Allianz to run some tests and...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Europe’s automotive crash safety organisation, Euro NCAP , recently looked back on all the cars it tested this year and ranked the best in every class. As it turns out, Volkswagen’s years of work on the new Tiguan were well worth it, as the 5 Star car has been called the safest Small Off-Road...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    The European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) is the benchmark for European automotive safety and this year its tests have gotten even tougher, but that hasn’t stopped the new Tiguan from getting the highest possible rating of five stars. Thanks to its suite of safety features, including...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The rising popularity of ride hailing services like Gett, in which Volkswagen just invested $300 million, is leading regulators to run crash tests with dummies in the back seat, reports Bloomberg . As of 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be putting crash test...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Four-door 2016 Golf family models earn the overall 5-Star Rating from NHTSA Other 5-Star VW models: Passat, Jetta, Beetle Coupe and Golf family 2-doors Herndon, VA  — Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the 2016 Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf SportWagen four-door models have...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Passengers and pedestrians are excellently protected in accidents Top score for 5- and 7-seaters The new Touran has passed the independent European NCAP safety tests with top marks. The latest generation of the popular family MPV has therefore been awarded the highest rating of 5 stars and...
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    Highest grade for Passat and Passat estate Passengers and pedestrians are well protected in the event of an emergency The independent European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP awarded the new Passat the maximum rating of 5 stars. Thus, the eighth generation of the Passat is also...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    [source: Volkswagen AG] Wolfsburg, GERMANY - Q Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) has for many years been seen as an important benchmark for vehicle safety. The overall safety rating of five stars for the new Golf SV is made up from the results in four sub-sections: occupant protection...
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