Top marks for Volkswagen’s Touareg: the European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP has awarded the new luxury class model the maximum possible rating of five stars. In the eyes of the independent crash test experts, the SUV performed excellently in all categories.
The Touareg is amongst Europe’s safest cars
The five-star rating received during the demanding testing methods of the “European New Car Assessment Programme” – or in short: Euro NCAP – underlines that the Touareg can be considered a particularly safe choice within its vehicle category. One of the most impressive aspects of the new Touareg is its comprehensive safety package consisting of an optimised body structure, a belt, seat, and airbag network, and innovative assist systems. The SUV scores very good results in all four individual Euro NCAP categories. In the “Adult occupant safety” category, the vehicle scores 89 per cent of the maximum mark. The Touareg also scores 86 percent for “Child occupant safety”, 81 per cent in the “Safety assist” category and 72 percent in terms of “Vulnerable road users”.
Important benchmark for vehicle safety in Europe
Euro NCAP has been a stringent benchmark for the safety level of new vehicles in Europe for the last 20 years. Over the past few years, the test programme’s criteria have become increasingly strict and it currently includes elements, such as different collision scenarios (including front-end collisions with an aluminium barrier at 64 km/h and a 40 percent overlap, side impact at 50 km/h into the vehicle’s side structure, bollard side impact at 32 km/h) and more stringent demands in terms of standard driver assist systems.
Touareg continues on SUV range’s path to success
Following its launch in spring 2018, the Touareg has become the new flagship of the Volkswagen brand, characterised not just by its safety features, but also by its trailblazing fusion of assist, comfort, lighting and infotainment systems. Consequently, the Touareg launches with the widest range of assist, driving dynamics and comfort systems that has ever been integrated in a Volkswagen.
This includes technologies such as Night Vision (detects persons and animals in the dark using a thermal imaging camera) Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist (assisted steering and lane departure warning up to 60 km/h, acceleration and braking), Front Cross Traffic Assist (responds to traffic crossing in front of the Touareg), a new roll stabilisation system with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars, IQ.Light – LED Matrix headlights (interactive dipped beams and main beams controlled by a camera) and a head-up display projected directly onto the windscreen (windshield head-up display).