Volkswagen Jetta improved results in crash tests

March 15, 2015 at 12:40 am

IIHS experts stressed that despite the absence of significant changes in the exterior Jetta after the upgrade, VW engineers strengthened the power of the car body, in particular, the front roof pillars and sills.
Updated sedan Volkswagen Jetta received the highest score of the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on the results of crash tests with overlapping small area – Top Safety Pick +.
During the test vehicle at a speed of 65 km / h the car was beating on the barrier is 25% of the area of the front of the machine.

Volkswagen Jetta picture

Volkswagen Jetta pics

IIHS experts stressed that despite the absence of significant changes in the exterior Jetta after the upgrade, VW engineers strengthened the power of the car body, in particular, the front roof pillars and sills. With these changes the car managed to improve the result of the test with a small overlap with the “maximum allowable” to “good”.
The risk of serious head injury or if it enters the body in an accident on the Jetta is significantly reduced in comparison with the previous version of the model. Nevertheless, experts IIHS noted that the dummy moved forward after hitting more than expected.

Volkswagen Jetta pics

Volkswagen Jetta image

Sedan received good evaluation in the test with an average overlap (40%) and in a test for the strength and effectiveness of the roof head protection from injury.
In addition, to obtain the highest rating IIHS vehicle must be equipped with a system of preventive braking – similar complex is set on the Jetta optional.

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