Volkswagen ID. Buzz Gets 5-Star Safety Rating from Euro NCAP [VIDEO]
Volkswagen on Friday announced that its ID. Buzz all-electric van has received the highest possible five-star safety score and “very good” rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). a road safety evaluation organization.
“As the Volkswagen bus of a new era, the ID. Buzz has already received many national prizes and awards in the short period since its launch. These are now joined by another important award: five stars for vehicle safety from Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme),” the German automaker said in a press release.
“This represents an excellent overall rating both for collision and occupant protection and reflects the proper equipment combined with comprehensive and practically-oriented accident avoidance technology.”
During Euro NCAP’s testing, the ID. Buzz scored 92% of the total available points for occupant protection. Volkswagen said this was thanks to the electric van being equipped with “driver, front passenger, centre and side airbags in the cockpit and curtain airbags in front of the windows” and its design.
In addition, the ID. Buzz also managed an impressive 90% score in Euro NCAP’s “Safety Assist” category. VW pointed out that the vehicle is equipped with numerous driver assistance and emergency braking systems that bolster accident avoidance.
Check out Euro NCAP’s crash and safety tests of the 2022 Volkswagen ID. Buzz in the video below:
The ID. Buzz has become one of five models from Volkswagen to receive the coveted five-star rating from Euro NCAP this year. Others include the Polo, Taigo, Golf, and ID.5 models. Euro NCAP also awarded five-star safety ratings to Tesla’s Model S and Model Y vehicles this year.
Volkswagen unveiled the ID. Buzz back in March, with pre-orders beginning in May at a starting price of €64,581 (about $68,078 USD). The all-electric van is exclusive to Europe for now, with production taking place at Volkswagen’s factory in Hanover, Germany. VW is expected to unveil a variant of the ID. Buzz intended for the U.S. market sometime next year.