After already achieving a perfect five-star rating in GNCAP crash tests, the Volkswagen Taigun has once again captured attention by receiving a five-star rating in Latin NCAP. The Latin NCAP crash test, conducted for new cars sold in Latin America and the Caribbean, witnessed the made-in-India Volkswagen Taigun replicate its performance and success from the Global NCAP crash tests.
The made-in-India Volkswagen Taigun is equipped with six airbags and electronic stability control as standard in Latin American markets. This particular version of the Taigun achieved impressive scores in various categories, with 92.47 percent in adult occupant safety, 91.84 percent in child occupant safety, 55.14 percent in pedestrian protection and vulnerable road users, and 83.28 percent in safety assist. With these outstanding scores, the Taigun earned a flawless five-star rating in the Latin NCAP crash tests.
The crash tests conducted on the Taigun included parameters such as frontal impact, side impact, whiplash, side pole impact, pedestrian protection, speed assist, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) city and interurban, and ESC. Unlike the Indian-spec model, the Taigun sold in Latin America features autonomous emergency braking in selective variants, which account for 60 percent of its sales in the region.
Virtus also received a 5 star rating!
This is not the first time that a made-in-India Volkswagen car has achieved a perfect five-star rating in Latin NCAP crash tests. In December 2022, the India-made Volkswagen Virtus sold in Mexico also received a five-star rating in Latin NCAP crash tests. At that time, the Virtus scored 92 percent in both adult occupant safety and child occupant safety. It also scored 53 percent in pedestrian protection and vulnerable road users, and 85 percent in safety assist. Similar to the Taigun, the Virtus sold in Latin America comes with six airbags as standard, while autonomous emergency braking is available as an option.
The Volkswagen group in India has been at the forefront of the safety campaign with the all-new generation Volkswagen and Skoda models based on the MQB A0 IN platform. All four cars based on this platform—the Volkswagen Virtus, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Slavia, and Skoda Kushaq—are made-in-India products and have achieved a commendable five-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests.
These four cars based on the MQB A0 IN platform offer two engine options: a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged 115 PS petrol engine and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged 150 PS petrol engine. A 6-speed manual transmission is provided as standard, with optional transmission choices including the 6-speed torque converter for the 1.0-litre engine and a 7-speed DCT for the 1.5-litre engine.