2015 VW Passat (B8) receives the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests

Article by Andrew Christian, on December 3, 2014

Volkswagen’s 2015 Passat (B8) follows its predecessor when it comes to safety as the new model managed to receive the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. The overall safety rating of 5 stars for the new Passat is composed of the results obtained by the vehicle in four sub-areas: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and security support.

According to the press release, the occupant protection for adults include a head-on crash test against an aluminum barrier at 64 km/h and 40% overlap, as well as a side impact at 50 km/h in the vehicle structure and a pole side impact at 29 km/h.

The new Passat managed to receive 85 percent of the maximum rating. During the tests in the important area of child protection, the Passat reached over 87 percent of the maximum rating thanks to the standard Isofix and top tether child seat anchors.

Regarding pedestrian protection, the new Passat reduces the risk of injury due to constructive details such as the design of the bumper and bonnet.

Safety systems found on the 2015 Passat (B8) include the safety-optimised head restraints and seat beltwarning systems for all seats, as well as a head airbag system for front and rear passengers including side airbags.

Other standard safety systems include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including ABS with brake assistant, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Tyre Monitoring Indicator and Driver Alert System.

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