Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Multivan scores impressively in the prestigious Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) in the categories of crash safety and the function of the assistance systems. As a result, it received the highest rating of “five stars”.
Introduced last year, the new Multivan has already won over numerous customers, testers and design juries – and has now also impressed the testers of the European testing organisation Euro NCAP. In the third round of testing this year, the MPV produced in Hannover scored very well in terms of crash safety and assistance systems and was thus given the organisation’s “Five Star” rating. That represents an outstanding overall mark for impact protection and indicates that the vehicle is well equipped with extensive, practical crash avoidance technology.
The new Multivan is equipped as standard with a driver airbag, a front-seat passenger airbag, a centre airbag and side airbags in the cockpit, plus curtain airbags all the way back to the third row of seats. As a result of the combination of the airbags with the corresponding layout of the body structure, the redesigned business and family MPV achieves 90 per cent of the maximum possible rating points for adult occupant protection. In the category child safety, an important category for any MPV, the numerous options for fitting child seats were also assessed. In this category the new Multivan achieves a result of 89 per cent.
In addition to occupant protection and the protection of unprotected road users, Euro NCAP also places great importance on accident avoidance. As the new Multivan features over 25 driver assist systems, which likewise succeeded in the tests in impressing the testers, 87 per cent of the possible ratings points were achieved in the ‘Safety Assist’ ranking.
Details of the test results can be found at www.euronap.com.
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