New Volkswagen Polo scores 5 stars in Latin NCAP crash test


The 6th generation Volkswagen Polo has scored 5 stars for both adult and child occupant protection in the Latin NCAP crash test. The new Polo went on sale in Brazil recently.

The test is valid for the Latin American market, and the Polo was manufactured in Brazil. It weighed 1,305 kg. Safety kit included a total of 4 airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, 4 channel ABS, ESC, and ISOFIX anchorages.

For the adult occupant protection, the report stated that the protection offered to the driver and passenger head and neck was good. Driver and passenger’s chest received adequate protection from the restraint systems. Driver and Passengers knees showed good protection. The body shell was rated as stable.

Side impact: The side thorax head airbag offered good protection to the head, abdomen and pelvis, while the chest protection was adequate.

Side Pole impact: The side thorax-head airbags offered good protection to the head, abdomen and pelvis while it offered adequate protection to the chest.

The ESC’s performance met the regulatory requirements of Latin NCAP.

As for the child occupant, the report said that the ISOFIX anchorages provided good support during the frontal impact.

Side impact: both child dummies were well protected in the side impact. The passenger airbag disabling switch had the proper clear instructions. The Polo offers 3-point belts in all seating positions as standard, and all of them meeting international standards.

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