VW Touran is one of the most crash-resistant vehicles of 2015 says Euro NCAP

Article by Andrew Christian, on January 24, 2016

The European New Car Assessment Programme, or the Euro NCAP, has declared the Volkswagen Touran as the 2015 best compact multi-purpose vehicle. This also means that it is one of 2015’s most crash-resistant vehicles.

The brand has long been known to have a line-up of popular MPV’s and this current version did not only pass the difficult series of crash tests conducted by the Euro NCAP last September but even achieved five stars, the highest possible rating.

This rating is based on four categories that include driver assistance systems, pedestrian protection, occupant protection for adults, and occupant protection for children. For 2015 though, the specifications for the NCAP test were made more difficult.

This time, the head-on collision was included as the vehicle’s front row played an important role when it came to the safety of the occupants. The Touran has proven that it is equipped to handle this issue. This is due to its body structure that has been optimized plus the use of a number of standard systems like the ABS and Automatic Post-Collision Braking and Electronic Stability Control.

Touran is indeed one of the safest vehicles in Europe. An integral part of the Touran is the proactive occupant protection Pre-Crash system. The system attempts to minimize the severity that can happen from a crash through preventative measures since it activates even before the crash happens.

The system also tightens the seat belts automatically. In addition, if the system detects that the vehicle has the potential to skid, it automatically closes the windows and even the sliding sunroof as well. Safety is enhanced with the presence of head and side airbags.

This list which the Touran topped is published annually by Euro NCAP. For 2015, NCAP tests 40 models from a wide range of automakers.

Press Release

EURO NCAP 2015: NEW TOURAN IS 'BEST IN CLASS'

The new Touran has been acclaimed by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) as the best compact MPV. The Touran is thus one of the most crash-resistant vehicles of 2015.

The latest generation of the popular family MPV passed the demanding series of Euro NCAP crash tests in September and gained the highest rating of five stars. The rating takes account of the results from four sub-sections: occupant protection for children and adults, pedestrian protection and driver assistance systems.

The NCAP test specifications were toughened in 2015. The introduction in particular of an additional head-on collision of the entire front of the vehicle into a solid obstacle saw increased significance placed on occupant safety. The Touran showed itself to be well equipped to cope: thanks to its optimised vehicle body structure and standard systems such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with countersteer assistance, including ABS and Automatic Post-Collision Braking, it is one of Europe’s safest cars.

The Pre-Crash proactive occupant protection system also plays a special role. It activates ahead of any crash in order to minimise its severity by taking preventative measures. In addition to automatic tautening of the safety belts, the system recognises if the vehicle is in danger of skidding and automatically closes the windows and sliding sunroof. The best possible support of the head and side airbags is thus guaranteed.

Euro NCAP publishes a list of the top-ranking vehicles each year. In 2015, a total of 40 models from a range of manufacturers were subjected to the demanding series of NCAP tests.

Topics: vw, vw touran, mpv

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