The overall safety rating of five stars for the new Touran is made up from the results in four sub-sections: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and safety assistance. The new Touran passed the demanding Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) test series with outstanding results – thanks not least to a first-class safety package made up of optimised body structure, highly effective belt, seat and airbag combination and innovative driver assistance systems.
Euro NCAP has been regarded as one of the most important benchmarks for vehicle safety in Europe since 1997. This year the conditions for the test were made tougher still. During the extensive examinations of passenger safety for adults, the new Touran received 88 per cent of the maximum rating. It was put through the following safety tests:
- Frontal impact into a deformable barrier at 64 km/h with 40 per cent overlap
- Frontal impact at 50 km/h into a rigid barrier with 100 per cent overlap
- Impact from the side at 50 km/h into the vehicle side structure
- Side impact against a pole at 32 km/h
The new family MPV, which was put through the latest series of tests as a 5- and 7-seater, scored excellent results in the important child protection sub-section as well. Thanks to ISOFIX and top tether child seat anchors being fitted as standard, the new Touran achieved over 89 per cent of the available points.
In the pedestrian protection category the Touran was given a total score of 71 per cent. Positive ratings were given here in particular to design details of the Touran that reduce the risk of injury to passers-by.
The new Touran has been available to order in Germany for several weeks and has extensive safety features as standard. These include airbags for driver and front-seat passenger (with front-seat passenger airbag deactivation and including knee airbag on the driver's side) and a head airbag system for front and rear-seat passengers, including side airbags. In addition there are safety-optimised head restraints, which minimise the risk of whiplash in the event of a rear-end collision, plus seat belt reminders for every seat. The new Touran also has systems such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with countersteer assistance, including ABS with Brake Assist, Automatic Post-Collision Braking, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Driver Alert on board as standard.