The Euro NCAP* consortium has tested the safety of 19 light commercial vehicles, focusing on the availability and function of the active safety systems, and the Transporter T6.1 came out top with the award of a Euro NCAP gold medal.
The boom in online commerce has led to an increase in demand for delivery services. As a result, the number of vans on the roads is rising. This is good reason for the NCAP consortium to survey and evaluate the availability and function of driver assist systems offered by vans in the B and C/D categories with a permitted total weight of up to 3.5 tonnes.
Following extensive testing, NCAP has come to the conclusion that the Transporter T6.1 from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles scores best and said: “The Transporter offers consumers the option to buy a wide range of good-performing safety features and earns a gold medal in Euro NCAP’s tests. The Transporter sets the bar for commercial vans in 2021.”
The T6.1 range has a wide choice of driver assist systems. They include numerous safety and assistance functions to match the respective client’s requirements.
These range from Lane Assist and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking function all the way to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with speed limiter.
In the UK in 2017, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles became the first van manufacturer to fit Autonomous Emergency Braking systems as standard on all new vans. And with safety front of mind and numerous reports on this testing in the media, it’s a good time to remind customers of the value of safety features both in reducing accidents and downtime, but also saving lives.
* Euro NCAP is made up of European transport ministries, automobile clubs, insurers’ associations and research institutes.
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