Will this car be safer than Volkswagen Taigun?
In the past years, safety in cars was often turned a blind eye as everyone focused only on the mileage. Thanks to our Indian manufacturers who prioritised safety and brought some of the safest cars in India. Since then, manufacturers have started giving major importance to safety and also the government started taking strict measures. Now, with Kushaq and Taigun at the apex position, there are a few cars that could steal their top spot. Which is this car? Let’s take a look at the probable safest car in India.
Current safest car in India
In the recent crash tests done by the GNCAP, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun came out with flying colours. Another notable thing to mention is these both cars achieved the highest scores with the updated GNCAP crash test protocols. With these coming into action, if a car wants to be eligible for a 5-star rating, it must have seat belt reminder points, an electronic stability program, pedestrian protection, seat belt reminder points and a side pole impact test.
Next Safest car in India – Volkswagen Virtus?
We are now familiar with the fact that the VW Group twins -Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun are the safest cars in India. Talking about their underpinnings, both are based on the MQB-A0-IN platform which is specifically developed for the Indian market. Moreover, the two sedans – Slavia and Virtus are also based on the same platform. What could this mean? As it uses the same platform and familiar safety features, it is likely that the sedans could score good numbers too.
How can Volkswagen Virtus achieve it?
Virtus is underpinned by the same platform as the Taigun, so now we are aware that the base structure of the car is capable enough. Additionally, Virtus is a sedan. What difference does it make? When compared to SUVs, sedans have a low centre of gravity that translates into much better driving dynamics than an SUV. This factor further justifies why the Virtus could be more stable on the road. Also, with the updated crash test protocols, Virtus could score better in the side impact test due to its low centre mass. Talking about its safety features, it gets 40+ of them that include electronic stability control, brake disc wiping, 6 airbags, hill hold control, and more.
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