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  • 10/13/22

    Safety first: Volkswagen continues to enhance its already successful Golf model

    Volkswagen has once again received a top score of five stars for the Golf in the Euro NCAP safety test (European New Car Assessment Programme). The European consumer protection institution awarded very high ratings in all areas examined. The compact Volkswagen model was particularly impressive when it came to the safety of adult occupants, children and vulnerable road users, as well as in terms of its assist systems. Its standard equipment now also includes the centre airbag for the front seats. The latest Golf thus comes equipped with a comprehensive safety concept that satisfies the new, more stringent test procedure. As such, the Golf remains among the best in its class.
  • Top marks in the Euro NCAP test: five stars for the ID.5, Polo and Taigo
    03/03/22

    Top marks in the Euro NCAP test: five stars for the ID.5, Polo and Taigo

    Hat-trick in the renowned Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety test: the new Volkswagen models ID.5, Polo and Taigo have each achieved the highest score possible with five out of five stars. The testers gave the all-electric SUV coupé and the two new small cars with combustion engines excellent ratings in all four tested criteria: the protection of adult occupants, children and vulnerable road users and standard assist systems.
  • Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan
    11/27/17

    Golf Sportsvan – the update

    Perfected all-rounder The Golf Sportsvan is one of the most flexible and spacious cars in the compact class. With its elevated seating position and a rear seating system with longitudinal adjustment, the Sportsvan offers interior properties that are otherwise usually found only in a traditional van. As a result, this Golf will appeal to drivers who like to sit a little higher, who travel with children, who want flexibility for their leisure activities and who value a compact Volkswagen that offers a lot of stowage space. Now an update has sharpened the design and features of the all-rounder while, at the same time, Volkswagen has updated its drive, assistance and infotainment systems.
  • 05/11/17

    The New Volkswagen Arteon Innovative driver assistance systems in detail – part 2: 'Pre-Crash proactive occupant protection system'

    It's a scenario that no one wishes for: traffic lights on red, a look in the rear-view mirror, the vehicle behind is approaching much too fast – a rear-end crash is looming. In such situations, the new, optional 'Pre-Crash occupant protection system' in the Arteon now provides assistance to the limit of its capabilities. For the first time, the Pre-Crash sensors are able to react not only to processes relating to driving dynamics (detected by functions such as the ESC) and to acute risks of collision from the front (registered by Front Assist), but also to hazards at the rear. For this the system uses data from Side Assist. Within fractions of a second it is able to initiate measures to lessen wherever possible the consequences of any accident.

Stories

New Volkswagen Centre of Competence for Safety
07/02/19

Goal: five stars!

As part of NCAP crash tests, each car must meet different requirements. The requirements vary from country to country. This poses major challenges for international carmakers like Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Passat Variant R-Line Edition
06/13/19

The new Passat: interview with the project leader

Presales for the new Passat have started. A young team has taken the task of perfecting the successful mid-range model. The outcome is something to be proud of.
Story: The assistance systems of the new Arteon - Interactive technologies look ahead for safety

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  • 05/04/18

    Leading the way – The new Touareg

    A fusion of technologies: Assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow for a new level of safety and performance Digitalised cockpit: Displays of the instruments and infotainment system merge into a new “Innovision Cockpit” Night becomes day: “Nightvision” and new “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlight” ensure increased safety in the dark Lighter and bigger: The aluminium-steel body of the new Touareg weighs 106 kg less and the luggage compartment has an additional 113 litres
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI
    12/04/17

    The new Polo GTI – Driving presentation

    First Polo GTI to feature so many driver assistance systems First Polo GTI with the option of fully digital instruments
  • 10/13/17

    The T-Roc

    Volkswagen SUV campaign gains further momentum with the T-Roc Future SUV range will extend from the T-Cross to the Touareg
  • Volkswagen Polo
    08/28/17

    The new Polo – Driving presentation

    Sportier, larger, more connected and personalised – the new Polo launches with a digital cockpit for the first time