07 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Indian-built Volkswagen Vento passes Asean NCAP crash tests

The Indian-built Volkswagen Vento was recently subjected to a series of crash tests by the Asean NCAP, following a reassessment of the closely-related Indian-built Volkswagen Polo. The notchback version of the Polo hatchback scored 4 out of a possible five stars in both adult occupant and child occupant safety tests.

The car tested was sourced from Volkswagen Malaysia – the Vento is exported to Malyasia in CKD form where it is sold as the Volkswagen Polo Sedan – and was fitted with front side airbags and dual front airbags. Indian Autos Blog states that only the lack of ESC (Electronic Stability Control) prevented it from scoring a maximum five-star rating.

The Vento also passed a side impact protection test. It is interesting to note that although the test car lacked ESC, both the ‘sports’ Vento TSI and Polo GT TSI models sold in India are fitted with this feature. The model tested was fitted with a 1.6-litre engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, and was built in late 2013.

[Source: Indian Autos Blog]

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