Who shined and who didn’t in latest LatinNCAP crash tests
The Volkswagen Taigun, which offers six airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard, achieved five stars in the latest crash tests (July 2023) carried out by Latin NCAP, the Latin America and the Caribbean's regional car safety assessment program.
Produced in India, the Taigun achieved 92.47% in Adult Occupant, 91.84% in Child Occupant, 55.14% in Pedestrian Protection and Vulnerable Road Users and 83.28% in Safety Assist.
The car was tested in frontal impact, side impact, side pole impact, whiplash, pedestrian protection, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) city and interurban, Speed Assist and ESC.
At least 60% of sales volume of the Taigun in the region are equipped with AEB. The car also offers AEB for Vulnerable Road Users that could increase pedestrian protection but has not been assessed for not meeting availability preconditions.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Renegade achieved one star. Produced in Brazil, it offers two airbags and ESC as standard, achieving 48.71% in Adult Occupant, 66.71% in Child Occupant, 45.32% in Pedestrian Protection and Vulnerable Road Users and 55.81% in Safety Assist.
Photo VW Taigun (courtesy of Latin NCAP)