Yesterday we brought to our readers the firstever spy pictures of Volkswagen Up! in Indian soil. Now it has another feather added to its hat. VW Group’s Up!, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii city cars have been awarded a top five-star rating by safety organisation Euro NCAP which makes it all the more awaited model in the country.
The car’s impeccable interior is the most talked about feature in the car, which apparently is considered to be the safest place in the car too. The safety of the adult occupying the front seat and the child in the rear seats has been thoroughly taken care of. The City Emergency Brake system that works on the radar system is likely to be the major selling point for the car in the country, not to forget its charming looks.
The radar-based City Emergency Brake system that is available as an option on all three VW Group cars was also praised. Some of the other vehicles that bagged five-star ratings were Range Rover Evoque, new VW Beetle, Mercedes C-class coupe and the B-class. The facelift Jaguar XF saloon was also tested and received four-star rating. Other notable test results included two four-star results for Chinese-made cars, the Geely Emgrand EC7 and MG6.
Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General, said: ‘These results mark a milestone for the Chinese automotive industry. It is a clear sign that Chinese car makers are building on recent experiences and rapidly investing in better vehicle safety.’
The only drawback, if one can point out who enjoys picking out imperfections in a car is the intervening bumper design, which seems to be disturbingly attractive on the exteriors. It is called to be imperfect because of its snub nosed form, which causes discomfort to the front seat occupants in case of collisions. Other than this, the car seems to be perfect in all other aspects. The small car Volkswagen UP! spotted recently confirms the very fact yet again.
Other results included –
- Mercedes-Benz B-Class – 5 stars
- Mercedes C-Class coupé – 5 stars
- Ranger Rover Evoque – 5 stars
- VW Beetle – 5 stars
- Jaguar XF – 4 stars
- Renault Fluence ZE – 4 stars
- Kia Rio – 5 stars
- Chevrolet Malibu – 5 stars
- Chevrolet Volt – 5 stars
- Fiat Panda – 4 stars
- Jeep Grand Cherokee – 4 stars
Also see – Spied – Volkswagen Up! in India (Delhi)
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