Jetta awarded five stars by the Latin NCAP


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Top marks once again for the successful Volkswagen model

The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the safest vehicles in the world.The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the safest vehicles in the world – this has now been confirmed by the Latin NCAP which has awarded the Jetta the top five-star rating. This award from the Latin American consumer protection organisation constitutes further international recognition of the comprehensive Jetta safety concept.

The entire safety package in the Jetta was subjected to extensive testing by the Latin NCAP testers and was given a first-class rating. The sixth generation of the saloon car achieved top marks in the occupant protection tests. The results of a frontal impact test, with a 40% overlap and a speed of 64 km/h, and a side impact test were taken into consideration in the rating. And very young passengers can also feel safe in the Jetta – the excellent protection was highlighted by tests with dummies intended to simulate an 18-month old and a 3-year old child. In the area of safety equipment, Latin NCAP also assesses systems such as the seatbelt reminder system and the newest 4-channel ABS technology, which is included as standard in the Jetta.

In 2011, the testers from Euro NCAP and the Australian NCAP had already affirmed the top results achieved by the Jetta. Furthermore, the US organisation IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) awarded the saloon the prestigious American “Top Safety Pick” accolade after numerous crash tests. The goal of these international organisations is to assess the crash safety, the occupant protection and sometimes also the pedestrian protection features of various vehicles, independently of the manufacturers.

The Jetta is one of the most successful Volkswagen vehicles on all continents. The sixth generation, available since 2011, has been redesigned down to the smallest detail and fills the gap between the compact Golf and the larger Passat. In most countries, the occupant protection features in the vehicle comprise six airbags (eight as an option), five crash-optimised head restraints, daytime running lights, seatbelt detection, automatic hazard warning flasher for emergency braking, hill hold assist, ABS with brake assist as well as ESC with countersteering function and trailer stabilisation.

Since 2013, the Volkswagen saloon has also been available as a Jetta Hybrid model. It is powered by a high-tech petrol engine with 110 kW / 150 PS and a 20 kW electric motor. This hybrid alliance facilitates a powerful driving performance (0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds) and boasts an impressive combined fuel consumption of 4.1 litres/100 km (95 g of CO2 per km).