August 1, 2006

Three Volkswagen models receive safety awards

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit
2006 Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen’s Rabbit and Passat are among three recently-redesigned VW models that have earned crash-safety kudos. Click image to enlarge

Auburn Hills, Michigan – The four-door 2006 Volkswagen Rabbit has been named a “Top Safety Pick Silver” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Silver rating means the Rabbit earned good front and side crash test ratings plus an acceptable rating for rear crash protection. The Rabbit and Jetta earned five stars for driver and rear passenger side crash protection, while the Passat earned five stars for the driver and four stars for the rear passenger side crash protection.

Earlier this year, the IIHS named the 2006 Jetta a “Top Safety Pick Silver”.

In addition, the VW Rabbit, Jetta and Passat have been awarded four stars for driver and passenger frontal crash protection by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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