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Volkswagen Taigun And Skoda Kushaq Score Big In Latest Global NCAP Crash Tests


The Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun were tested under India’s new, tougher crash test rules. Both cars got a 5-star rating for both adult and child passengers, which is a first for any car in India.

In the most recent Global NCAP crash tests, both the Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq got 5 stars. 
Both cars are built on the same platform, and most of their parts are made in the same place.

Both cars are tested according to India’s new, stricter rules for crash tests. 
In the latest round of Global NCAP crash tests as part of the #SaferCarsForIndia initiative, the Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq are the first cars on the Indian car market to get a 5-star rating for both adult and child occupants. Also, both compact SUVs were tested under India’s new, stricter crash test rules. They got 29.64 out of a possible 34.00 points for adult safety and 42 out of a possible 49 points for child safety.

Both SUVs use the same MQB-A0-IN platform, and they are the first cars made in India under Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited’s (SAVWIPL) India 2.0 strategy at its plant in Aurangabad.

On the results, Piyush Arora, Managing Director and CEO of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, said, “The Volkswagen Group has always worked to make sure that all of its models have the highest level of safety.” “This is a big deal and a good thing for us, because it means that both of our INDIA 2.0 SUV models have met the highest safety standards in the world.” “I’m sure that this recognition will help our brands continue to grow,” he said.

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Skoda Auto Volkswagen India’s Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Christian Cahn von Seelen, said, “Different models of our cars have different interior designs, sizes, and materials, but one thing stays the same: we work hard to keep the driver and passengers safe. I am proud and humbled that a prestigious organization like Global NCAP has recognized our hard work by giving the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun the highest safety ratings, especially for child safety, which has never been done before. “

“We welcome and applaud Skoda and Volkswagen’s initiatives to meet Global NCAP’s new five-star requirements for the Kushaq and Taigun through voluntary testing,” said Alejandro Furnas, Secretary General of Global NCAP.

We urge all automakers to aim for and reach this level of crash test performance in the future. This will keep up the steady improvement in safety that we have seen since we started testing in India in 2014. “

Also, Skoda Auto India has started making the Skoda Kushaq LHD for export.

The Global NCAP has updated its crash test procedures so that all models are tested for frontal and side impact protection. Vehicles that get the most stars must also be tested for Electronic Stability Control (ESC), pedestrian protection, and side impact pole protection. Global NCAP tests the car at 64 kmph for the frontal offset barrier test and at 50 kmph for the side barrier test. The pole side impact test is done at 29 km/h, while the pedestrian child headform to bonnet test is done at 40 km/h. David Ward, President of the Towards Zero Foundation, said,

It’s good to see these five-star crash ratings for VW and Skoda so soon after Global NCAP’s stricter protocol changes went into effect in July. Most domestic and international automakers know that Indian customers have a right to expect at least high safety standards. When Bharat NCAP starts up next year, we hope this trend will keep going. 
Both the Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun were tested for their most basic safety features, which were 2 airbags, ABS, EBD, and ESC. The models showed that the structure was stable when hit from the front, that adult occupants were adequately well protected,

and that they were only marginally well protected when hit from the side. Child passengers were fully protected in both frontal and side impacts. This was made possible in part by the fact that all three rear seats come with a three-point seat belt and ISOFIX anchorages as standard. In a front-impact crash, Global NCAP saw that the driver’s chest was well protected and the passenger’s chest was well protected. The driver’s and passenger’s knees were also well protected, while the driver’s tibias were barely protected and the passengers were well protected.

Even the area around the footwell was rated as stable, and the bodyshell was rated as stable and able to take more loads. For side impacts, it was found that the protection for the head, abdomen, and pelvis was good, but the protection for the chest was only fair. The curtain airbags in both versions met the requirements for fitment, and a pole impact test on a version with side head protection airbags showed that the head and pelvis were well protected, while the abdomen and chest were only partially protected.

When it came to child safety, both the 18-month-old and the 3-year-old were put in backward using i-Size anchorages and a support leg. This kept their heads from hitting the front of the car during a frontal impact, giving them full protection. Even if you hit it from the side, it protects you fully.


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