Euro NCAP conducted crash tests of Volkswagen Touareg, Audi A6 and Suzuki JimnySeptember 19, 2018
The new Volkswagen Touareg and Audi A6 received the highest rating for safety, and SUV Suzuki Jimny was awarded only three stars out of five
European organization Euro NCAP conducted crash tests of four novelties of the automotive industry: sedan Audi A6, crossover Volkswagen Tiguan, Suzuki Jimny SUV, and also commercial car Ford Torneo. The first two models received the maximum score – five stars out of five possible.
The safety of the driver and adult passengers of the Audi A6 was estimated at 93%, children – 85%, pedestrians – 81%, and the operation of electronic auxiliary systems – in 76%. The specialists’ complaints were caused only by low protection of the driver’s chest when colliding with the pole. Experts noted the good work of the automatic braking system in front of the obstacle, which is included in the standard equipment of the car.
Crossover Volkswagen Touareg third generation for safety of adults received 89%, children – 86%, pedestrians – 72%, and for electronic systems earned 81%. The car has successfully passed almost all crash tests, but experts have found the possibility of getting injuries to the chest in a frontal collision with a deformable obstacle, frontal impact across the entire width, as well as collision with a pole.
For pedestrians, the front end of the bonnet and the windshield in the lower part of the racks are the most dangerous. The function of automatic emergency braking showed good results even at high speeds. In addition, the testers noted the system of recognition of road signs and the function of automatic hold of the car in the occupied band.
Ford Torneo received four stars out of five, and the new Suzuki Jimny got only three stars. Tests of the latter showed that the driver risks serious chest injuries when colliding with a deformable obstacle, and with a head-on impact across the entire width of the car, head injuries can be received by the rear passengers.