Bodyshell integrity: stable; footwell area: stable
Global NCAP has rammed the Volkswagen Taigun & Skoda Kushaq duo, where both models have scored 5 stars not only in the Adult Occupant category but also in the Child Occupant category. The crash test of both models is valid only for the Indian market.
Adult Occupant Protection
In the adult occupant protection tests, the report said the following:
Frontal impact: the protection offered to the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck was good. The driver’s chest showed adequate protection while the passenger’s chest showed good protection. The driver’s and passenger’s knees showed good protection. Driver’s tibias showed marginal and adequate protection while passenger’s tibias showed good protection. The Footwell area was rated as stable. The bodyshell was rated as stable and was capable of withstanding further loadings.
Side impact: head, abdomen and pelvis protection was good while chest protection was marginal.
Side pole impact: curtain airbags meet the fitment requirements and a pole impact test was performed in a version with side head protection airbags showing good protection to the head and pelvis, adequate protection to the abdomen and marginal protection to the chest.
ESC: meets the fitment rate requirements and the performance shown in the test was acceptable according to Global NCAP’s latest requirements.
Child Occupant Protection
As for the child occupant category, the report said the following:
Frontal impact: the child seat for a 3-year-old was installed rearward facing using the i-Size anchorages and a support leg, and it was able to prevent head exposure during the frontal impact offering full protection. The child seat for an 18-month-old was installed rearward facing using the i-Size anchorages and a support leg and it was able to prevent head exposure during the frontal impact offering full protection.
Side impact: both CRS offered full side impact protection.
The car offers 3-point belts in all seating positions as standard in all versions. It does not offer the possibility to disconnect the passenger airbag in case a rearward-facing CRS is installed in this position. The CRS installation passed for all assessed CRS.