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    Latin NCAP: Volkswagen T-Cross SUV Scores 5 Stars

    by Swati Sanchayi on Friday, Mar 29 2019
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    The Volkswagen T-Cross, delivered in Brazil, accomplished a strong five stars for Adult Occupant Protection and five stars for Child Occupant Protection. The as of late propelled Volkswagen T-Cross, outfitted with 6 airbags as standard and ESC in all forms, demonstrated great assurance to its tenants in the three accident tests performed (front, side, and side shaft sway tests).

    The model additionally easily met the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) test necessities. Kid Occupant Protection incorporates I-measure endorsed docks which encourage the establishment of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) for more established youngsters confronting rearwards, in accordance with worldwide accepted procedures, traveler airbag disengagement change and ability to securely suit every single tried Cr utilized in the establishment tests. Volkswagen's first minimized SUV for the Latin American and Caribbean showcase accomplished top star appraisals for grown-up and kid tenants in addition to the Latin NCAP Advanced Award for its Pedestrian Protection and Multi-Collision Braking innovation.

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    Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Latin NCAP said: “Volkswagen T-Cross top result is very encouraging; we call all car manufacturers to aim to five star results and top scores for their entire fleet in Latin NCAP markets It is unacceptable that in 2019 there are still global manufactures that haven’t achieved five stars results in Latin NCAP tests. Toyota’s decision to be the first carmaker in the region to recommend rearward facing for the 3-year-old child occupant, since 2015 in most of Latin NCAP tests, shows the relevance that the manufacturer gives to child occupant protection. At the same time, it sets a beacon for other car makers to follow in terms of children’s safety”.

    Ricardo Morales Rubio, Chairman of the Board of Directors said: “These latest Latin NCAP results show that manufacturers are voluntarily offering models to consumers with safety levels beyond governmental requirements. While some of the manufacturers inform consumers about their performance in the Latin NCAP tests, others continue to offer levels of safety and equipment below those offered in the mature economies markets. Latin American governments should commit to supporting Latin NCAP so that consumers can have independent information on the vehicle's safety offered in the “These latest Latin NCAP results show that manufacturers are voluntarily offering models to consumers with safety levels beyond governmental requirements. While some of the manufacturers inform consumers about their performance in the Latin NCAP tests, others continue to offer levels of safety and equipment below those offered in the mature economies markets. Latin American governments should commit to supporting Latin NCAP so that consumers can have independent information on the vehicle's safety offered in the market, and thus voluntarily speed up the change to safer vehicles and sooner save lives and reduce injuries in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

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    The Latin New Car Assessment Programme (Latin NCAP) was launched in 2010 to develop a regional system of independent crashworthiness and safety rating across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Latin NCAP replicates similar consumer testing programmes developed over the last thirty years in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and which have proved to be very effective in improving the safety of motor vehicles. Since 2010 Latin NCAP has published the results of more than one hounded cars, all results available at www.latinncap.com/results.

    Latin NCAP acknowledges the support received by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), International Consumer Research and Testing (ICRT), FIA Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Initiative.

    Latin NCAP is an Associate member of Global NCAP and supports the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and the Stop the Crash Partnership.

     

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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    As a writer, I have worked on content related to automobile, technology, travel, lifestyle, photography and many more.

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