Volkswagen Polo Tops Japanese Crash Tests
The model was rated by the Japanese NCAP as being a “six stars plus” car, meaning it managed to meet, and at times exceed the expectations the testers had for the model. As a consequence, the model was dubbed the best import vehicle on the Japanese market.
The car was crashed by the NCAP in a frontal impact at a 55 km/h, an offset frontal impact at 64 km/h with 40 percent overlap and a side impact at 55 km/h with a trolley weighing 950 kg. During all the tests, the model scored top grades in all categories of occupant safety for driver and front passenger.
After analyzing the findings of the crash tests, the organization found lower loads at the head, neck, chest, upper legs and lower legs than normally found in cars the similar to the Polo. The passengers in the rear were nearly as protected as the ones in front, earning the Polo a level 4 rating out of a maximum of 5.
The model was also found to have very handy brakes. The model managed to perform well on both dry and wet pavement. It managed to stop after just 39.5 and 40.8 meters, respectively, after hard braking was applied as the car did 100 km/h.