auto news desk, India-made Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia have received 5-star safety ratings in the Global New Car Assessment Program ie GNCAP crash test. Both these vehicles have been given a score of 29.71 for adult passenger protection and 42 for child occupant protection safety. Apart from this, these cars have met the right standards for the safety of the driver and passengers in the front impact test. In a frontal impact test with a 3-year-old child and an adult passenger, both vehicles managed to survive a head-on collision.
This is how rating is given in crash test
Global NCAP is an independent car safety testing organization, which works to give safety ratings to cars through crash testing based on different parameters. During the crash test, the car crashed at a speed of 64 km/h. After this, after assessing the damage caused to the car and the dummy adult and child sitting in it, the car is given a safety rating between 0-5 stars. In which a car with a 5 star rating is considered the safest and a car with a zero rating is considered the worst in terms of safety standards.
Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia Engine and Price
Both the sedan cars come only with petrol variants, in which a 1-liter TSI and another 1.5-liter TSI engine option is available. On the other hand, talking about the cost of both these vehicles, the Volkswagen Virtus can be bought at an initial price of Rs.5,000. 11.21 lakh and the Skoda Slavia at a starting price of Rs. 10.99 lakhs.
In the domestic market, Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia compete with sedan cars like Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City.