After the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq, the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia underwent Global NCAP’s latest crash safety test and both cars scored a full five-star rating in the adult occupant and child occupant safety test.
The siblings scored 29.71 points out of 34 in the adult occupant test and 42 out of 49 points in child occupant safety. Furthermore, the body shell of the Virtus was rated as stable. The crash test models came equipped with dual airbags, seat belt pre-tensioner and load limiter, ISOFIX, ABS with EBD, and ESC.
Commenting on the occasion, David Ward, President, Towards Zero Foundation, said, “Another strong performance from Volkswagen and Skoda, but Maruti Suzuki fell well short again on safety performance for some of the most popular cars sold in India. With Bharat NCAP set to launch soon, we challenge Maruti Suzuki to catch up with the other leading domestic manufacturers as well as Volkswagen and Skoda and to demonstrate their commitment to road safety and customer protection.”