November 26, 2004

VW Touareg scores five stars in Euro crash tests

Wolfsburg/Madrid – The Volkswagen Touareg has achieved the highest possible score within the internationally recognised Euro NCAP safety tests, reported Volkswagen on Thursday. The Touareg was awarded five Euro NCAP stars for frontal, side and mast impact. Euro NCAP also classifies the vehicle’s child safety as outstanding, awarding it four stars.

Amongst other safety features, the Touareg has two-stage front airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners on all outer seats, side airbags and curtain airbags.

The Euro NCAP organisation was founded in the mid-90s. Amongst other agencies, it is comprised of the European Commission, the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) Foundation for the Automobile and Society, the ADAC (German Automobile Club), the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing and other European transport ministries.

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