India bound Volkswagen Tiguan has scored an impressive 5-Star rating at the Euro NCAP crash tests.
The crash tests were based on stringent methods of four sub-sections which included occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and driver assistance systems.
The Tiguan scored due to its combination of effective seat belts, seat and airbags combination and other driver assistance systems.
For India, the first generation VW Tiguan never made it to the Indian soil, however, the second generation is expected early next year and this safety score should boost the chances of the making it to India.
Internationally, the VW Tiguan comes in three petrol engines which are in tune of 125bhp to 180bhp while the diesel ranges in 115bhp to 240bhp. The gearbox for both the power units is expected to be 6-speed manual and the 7-speed DSG.
The car will be locally assembled and there is no official confirmation of launch in India, however, we expect it to come in 2017 or it could come later this year.
As for the Euro NCAP, they have been testing vehicles from 1997 and is seen as a benchmark for test centres around the globe. The VW Tiguan scored a 96 percent at the Euro NCAP.