Last Updated on October 15, 2022 by Team Autoive
Skoda Kushaq and Taigun Crash Test: Car safety Watchdog Global NCAP has just revealed crash safety results for the Skoda KUSHAQ and Volkswagen TAIGUN and the news is good.
The models have been rated a Max. of 5 stars on adult occupant protection and also a Max. of 5 stars on child occupant protection.
Skoda Kushaq and Taigun Crash Test Rating
The duo is the first India-made cars to achieve full-star ratings in both adult and child occupant protection criteria.
What’s commendable is that the Kushaq and Taigun have achieved the result in the Global NCAP’s latest and more comprehensive testing protocol that includes tests for frontal offset side impact electronic stability control pedestrian protection and side impact pole protection.
Skoda Kushaq and Taigun Crash Test: Rating & Safety Equipment
As standard all-new Kushaqs and Taigun get 2 Airbags with ABS, electronic stability control, multi-collision braking, brake disc wiping, front seat belt reminder, three-point seat belts for all seats, and ISOFIX child seat mounts, for the rear outboard seats and side and curtain airbags optional.
it’s important to mention here that Global NCAP uses the base or equivalent safety versions for testing.
Also since the Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun are built on the same platform and assembly line the results are valid for both models.
in the frontal offset crash test conducted at 64 kilometers an hour, the Kushaq’s body shell was found stable and capable of pairing for the load.
Front passenger protection was found to be good on the whole while protecting the driver’s head neck and knees was found good.
Protection to the driver’s chest right leg and feet were rated adequate while left leg protection was marginal.
The rearward position child seats for three-year-olds and 18-month occupants were found to prevent head exposure during impact.
Skoda Kushaq and Taigun Crash Test: Taigun Side Mobile Barrier Test
in the side impact test that has a mobile barrier that impacts the vehicle at 50 kilometers, an hour head abdomen, and pelvis protection for the front occupants were rated good while chest protection was found marginal the child seats were found to provide full side impact protection.
in the side pole impact protection test a fully loaded Taigun with six airbags was used this is in keeping with the global NCAP allowance for fitment of side head protection systems.
For a 5-star rating in 2022, over 30% of productions for a model should be for versions with side head protection systems or side and curtain airbags.
The Taigun was found to offer good protection to the head and pelvis adequate protection to the abdomen and marginal protection to the chest.
The Kushaq and Taigun were also found to meet UN127 pedestrian protection standards.
While ESC performance was acceptable by global NCAP standards so a strong performance by the Kushaq and Taigun.