The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy has been awarded the top rating of five stars after being put through Euro NCAP’s latest crash test series making it safer than the previous model and provides users with the a high degree of confidence performing especially well in various different crash scenarios.
This is the fifth generation of the Volkswagen Caddy and it scored five stars which is one star more than the previous generation achieved and perhaps just as importantly the test standards continue to become ever tougher and more far-ranging over the years.
Euro NCAP Report
According to the Euro NCAP test report in detail, the Caddy achieved, for example, 84 per cent in terms of occupant protection for adults and 82 per cent for children in the MPV sector. When it came to the safety systems fitted in the vehicle, the Caddy also achieved high scores, which contributed to the top rating of five stars. In the area of passive safety, new features such as head- protection airbags across all seating rows (regardless of whether the vehicle is a 2-, 5- or 7-seater), and the partner protection now provided in the event of a side-on collision, helped the Caddy to fulfil the new level of Euro NCAP specifications. In an emergency situation, the partner protection system inflates an airbag between the front occupants. Also, thanks to wireless transmission, the cable-free function that warns passengers to put on their safety belts is even possible for the removable seats, and is available in the Caddy.
The Caddy, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ all-rounder, is based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), as is also being used in the Golf. Numerous new technologies have thus been incorporated into the Caddy, making it even more practical and efficient.
This month, the Euro NCAP consortium (made up of European highways ministries, motoring associations, insurance company trade bodies and research institutes) published the results of the test series, in which the safety of new passenger car models was tested. This link takes you to the details of the Caddy’s results in the Euro NCAP tests: Official VW Caddy safety ranking 2021 (euroncap.com)