source: Volkswagen AG
- Volkswagen ID. Buzz receives top marks in demanding vehicle safety test
- Very good rating thanks to holistic safety concept with numerous assist systems as standard
- Result underscores the high standards for safety at Volkswagen
The European test organisation Euro NCAP has announced its latest vehicle safety test results. With the ID. Buzz, a new Volkswagen model has also been awarded a “very good” rating and received the best possible score of five stars.
As the Volkswagen bus of a new era, the ID. Buzz has already received many national prizes and awards in the short period since its launch. These are now joined by another important award: five stars for vehicle safety from Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). This represents an excellent overall rating both for collision and occupant protection and reflects the proper equipment combined with comprehensive and practically-oriented accident avoidance technology.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is equipped as standard with driver, front passenger, centre and side airbags in the cockpit and curtain airbags in front of the windows. With a score of 92 percent of the maximum possible points for occupant protection, the electric bus from Volkswagen achieved a very good result due to the combination of airbags and the corresponding design of the body structure.
Euro NCAP also attaches great importance to accident avoidance. Since the Volkswagen ID. Buzz is equipped as standard with numerous driver assist and emergency braking systems that also impressed the testers when put through their paces, the vehicle achieved a score of 90 percent of the total available points in the “Safety Assist” category.
With the Polo, Taigo, Golf and ID.5, four other models also received the coveted 5-star rating in 2022. Volkswagen has thus once again lived up to its goal of bringing high-tech assist systems to its high-volume models – in order to make individual mobility even safer and more comfortable.
The Euro NCAP assessment programme has been a stringent benchmark for the safety level of new vehicle models in Europe since 1997. It provides car buyers with up-to-date information on the safety of popular new models. In recent years, the test procedures and the requirements placed on standard assist systems and passive safety have become increasingly rigorous. Details on the individual tests are publicly available at www.euroncap.com.