Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have achieved another milestone with their remarkable quality automobiles. After competing with 18 other light commercial vehicles, the VW Transporter T6.1 emerged victorious. It was declared the Safest Van at the last Euro NCAP consortium.
Euro NCAP consortium is an association of automobile clubs, research institutes, transport ministries, and insurers unions from Europe. The tests were designed to assess the functioning and performance of the active safety systems installed in the vehicles. Volkswagen’s Transporter T6.1 cleared the tests with flying colors and was awarded a Gold Medal in the Safest Van category.
Over the years, online commerce has experienced substantial growth and popularity. Therefore, the requirement for secure and robust delivery services has become more important. This has led to an increase in the use of vans on the streets to complete these tasks. Furthermore, this gives the NCAP consortium a strong reason to keep evaluating the operation and availability of the driver-assist systems.
These are generally offered by the vans from the C/D and B category that are tested to carry a load of 3.5 tonnes. After performing exclusive and extensive tests, the NCAP association finally concluded that Transporter from VW received the best scores. They stated that it not only offers a wide range of safety features to the buyers.
How did it go?
It also delivers optimal performance and, therefore, is deserving of the Gold Medal for the test. The van also has a variety of driver-assist systems available to the user. The selection of assistance and safety features are designed to match and cater to the diverse requirements of the client.
Moreover, it comes with Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist & Front Assist along with City Emergency Braking function and speed limiter. They further added that the automobile is setting a raised standard for the upcoming utility vehicles in 2021. In 2017, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was the first-ever van manufacturer in the UK to standardize Autonomous Emergency Braking systems in all upcoming vans.
How did Ford do?
Ford doesn’t quite have the same safety features even on the Ford sport models but nether the less is a perfectly suitable vehicle for British roads. Its sale price at this time is almost half that of an equivalent Volkswagen Van.