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Two Volkswagen vehicles win top Euro NCAP ratings

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The new Volkswagen up! and Beetle models have received the top European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) rating.

Both of these vehicles have received five-star ratings as part of the scheme, which measures the effectiveness of the occupant, child and pedestrian protection systems contained in the vehicle, as well as its safety assistance systems.

Among the features highlighted by Euro NCAP was the vehicles' City Emergency Braking function, which also won them an Advanced Award.

The decision was reached from a battery of tests including frontal and side impact tests, a pole-side impact test and a whiplash test.

Volkswagen also highlighted the two models' results in the area of safety equipment, where their seatbelt reminders and use of vehicle dynamic control systems attracted particular praise from Euro NCAP.

From November 1st, new European Union regulations apply which requires that all new cars come equipped with an anti-skid Electronic Stability Program.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801221159-ADNFCR


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