Published on September 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez



VW 2014 Polo Sedan

The Volkswagen Polo range has been named the winner of the Best Child Occupant Protection (COP) award in the Small Family Car category at theASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries) Grand Prix Awards 2014 recently.

After vigorous testing, the Volkswagen Polo range consisting of both the locally-assembled Polo Sedan and Polo 1.6 have scored a total of 85% and 4 stars in this globally-recognised safety standard, getting the top marks in its category for child occupant protection. Continuing Volkswagen’s commitment to safety, both cars also received one of the highest marks for Adult Occupant Protection, with a score of 14.51/16.00 and 4 stars in the Small Family Car category.

“We at Volkswagen are committed to meeting the needs of discerning drivers, so it is great to see that the Polo Sedan and Polo 1.6 have received yet another award highlighting our commitment to providing a safe and comfortable experience for all occupants, child or adult. This commitment to safety reinforces our heritage at Volkswagen for consistently making sure that all our vehicles lead the way in providing protection, assurance and peace-of-mind whilst on the road,” commented Armin Keller, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Malaysia.

Besides announcing the achievements of the latest batch of models tested in concordance with regional standards during the Grand Prix 2014 Awards, ASEAN NCAP also held its inaugural Automobile Safety Forum that brought the region’s road safety and automobile safety players together in sharing the knowledge and developments.

Underlining Volkswagen’s commitment to safety, all variants of the locally-assembled Polo Sedan and Polo 1.6 are equipped with a series of industry leading safety features including dual front airbags, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), standard 3-point safety belts for rear outboard occupants, child seat anchor (ISOFIX system), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist (BA), Park Distance Control (PDC) and electronic vehicle immobilization device and anti-pinch power windows in all four doors.

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