Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia score full 5 points for safety in new Global NCAP crash test


auto news desk, Volkswagen and Skoda’s midsize sedans, Virtus and Slavia have scored 5 stars in the new round of Global NCAP crash tests. These results come a little more than six months after the stellar performance of the Volkswagen Tigun and the Skoda Kushaq, both of which also scored five stars in the mid-size SUV crash test. Based on the MQB A0 IN architecture made for India like SUVs, the Slavia and the Virtus have registered almost identical scores for adult as well as child occupant protection under Global NCAP’s new testing protocol for Made-in-India sedans Became the first to get 5 stars.

Volkswagen Virtus And Skoda Slavia Score Full 5 Safety Points In New Global NCAP Crash Test - carandbike

The Slavia and Virtus performed similarly to their company’s SUVs on the adult passenger safety front, scoring 29.71 out of 34, which represents a perfect 5-star rating. Global NCAP used the entry-level variant, equipped with dual airbags, ABS, electronic stability control (ESC) and seatbelt reminder system, for the frontal crash test. Global NCAP in its report rated the protection provided to the head and neck of the driver and passenger as good, with ‘adequate’ protection in their chest areas and ‘adequate’ to ‘good’ protection in their knees and tibia.

In the side impact test, Global NCAP said that the head, chest and abdomen protections provided ‘adequate’ protection for the adult occupants of the car. For the side pole impact test, Global NCAP used a variant equipped with side airbags and noted that the car provided good protection for the head, abdomen and pelvis of the occupants, rating the protection for the chest area as ‘marginal’. Rated in Global NCAP said the sedan had a stable body shell on impact, adding the body shell is able to withstand further loads.

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