India spec Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun received a 5-star rating in India's new and improved Global NCAP test process.
The Taigun and Kushaq are twin models sharing the same platform and are produced in the same plant. The models achieved five stars for adult and five stars for child occupant protection becoming the first models ever to achieve five stars for both adults and children.
Frontal impact: the protection offered to the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck was good. Driver’s chest showed adequate protection and passenger’s chest showed good protection. Driver’s and passenger’s knees showed good protection. Driver’s tibias showed marginal and adequate protection and passenger’s tibias showed good protrection. Footwell area was rated as stable. The bodyshell was rated as stable and it is capable of withstanding further loadings.
head, abdomen and pelvis protection was good while chest protection was marginal.
Side Pole Impact
curtain airbags meet the fitment requirements and pole impact test was performed in a version with side head protection airbags showing good protection to the head and pelvis, adequate protection to the abdomen and marginal protection to the chest.
meets the fitment rate requirements and the performance shown in the test was acceptable according to Global NCAP’s latest requirements.