Volkswagen, today, announced a significant improvement in driver safety with the introduction of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard safety fitment across all variants of the Polo hatchback and Vento sedan. Both the vehicles with new safety fitment are available at all VW dealerships in India. As a reminder, Volkswagen had introduced dual front airbags as standard on the Polo hatch and Vento in 2014. This also made it India’s first auto manufacturer to offer airbag safety in the premium hatchback segment.
With aforementioned fitments, both the cars will set new benchmarks in safety by adopting global standards for all Volkswagen products in India. Volkswagen says that with the introduction of ABS and dual airbag as standard features, the company once again adheres to its commitment towards India and caters the exceptionally high safety standards that are intrinsic to the brand’s DNA. Read – Upcoming Volkswagen Cars in India
Commenting on the same, Mr. Michael Mayer – Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “At Volkswagen, we believe that safety is not a luxury but a primary need in a car. The introduction of ABS with Dual airbags has come to further extend this bequest in India as well. We have always been committed towards our customers’ safety and now with these standard fitments in the Polo and Vento, Indian customers will enjoy the Volkswagen ‘Safe Driving Experience’ across all our carlines.”
If we talk about the Volkswagen Polo, the hatchback achieved a 4-star safety rating for adult occupant protection, in crash tests conducted by global NCAP. This is the highest safety rating for any premium hatchback segment in the country. On the flip side, the Volkswagen Vento is among the safest cars in its league, thanks to its build quality, advanced safety equipment and outstanding driving dynamics. The sedan comes with a 1.6L MPI, a 1.5L TDI and a 1.2L TSI engines with multiple transmission choices.