Published on December 12th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Features Are Class Best
The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most successful vehicle of its kind. Since the bestseller debuted in 2007, more than 700,000 units have been delivered across five continents including Asia. Key reasons for the Tiguan becoming a global success were its technical properties and great economy. In parallel, the Volkswagen scored highly with its distinctive, timeless and appealing styling.
Passive safety of the VW Tiguan
The Tiguan attained a maximum 5-star rating in crash testing by the European consumer protection organisation EuroNCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). The American IIHC (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) also named the Tiguan SUV its TOP SAFETY PICK; this evaluation covers extensive measures in the areas of active and passive safety.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is delivered with 5 head restraints that can adjust very high, 2 front airbags, 2 side airbags (front) and 2 head/thorax airbags; the latter cover the entire lateral surface of the windows. It is always possible to deactivate the front passenger airbag, when a small child is travelling in a rear-facing seat. The status of this airbag is reported to the driver by an indicator light. Standard Isofix fitting points in the rear seating locations complete the protective measures for children.
Integrated at the front and outer rear seating positions are seatbelt force limiters that reduce chest loads. Belt tensioners for the front seats, which are electrically ignited by a central control module in an accident of sufficient severity, ensure that the movements of occupants are coordinated to vehicle deceleration early on. Along with rear side airbags, the optional rear safety pack includes belt tensioners for the outer rear seats. The systems are networked with one another: the airbag triggering system, for example, interfaces with all relevant control modules and ensures that the hazard lights are activated, all doors are unlocked, the interior lights are switched on and the fuel pump is deactivated in the case of a crash. The Volkswagen Tiguan is also one of the safest SUV’s in its segment.
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