Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia have been awarded 5-star safety ratings in Global New Car Assessment Program crash tests. This car has been manufactured in India. Both these cars have managed to avoid a head-on collision between a 3-year-old child and an adult passenger.
Both these cars got a score of 29.71 for adult occupant protection and 42 for child occupant protection safety. In testing, both the cars are driven at a speed of 64 kmph. Rating is given by the injury on the child and adult dummy placed in it.
Apart from this, the bodyshell has also been rated to be stable and capable of withstanding forward loads. In the crash test, both the mid-size sedans are said to be the safest cars produced in the country so far.
Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia have joined the list of safest cars after getting 5 star ratings. Let us tell you that if the Global NCAP company gives zero star to someone in testing, then it means that the vehicle is not safe for the driver.
Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia are both sedan cars and both these cars are offered only in petrol variants. Talking about its features, a 1-litre TSI engine option has been given in Volkswagen Virtus and 1.5-litre TSI engine option in Skoda Slavia.
Both the cars will get a 3 cylinder engine which generates 113bhp power and 178 Nm of peak torque. Apart from this, both these cars have the option of choosing a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque-converter AT.
The Volkswagen Virtus is priced between Rs 11.48 Lakh to Rs 18.57 Lakh, while the Skoda Slavia is priced between Rs 11.39 Lakh to Rs 18.45 Lakh, ex-showroom. Let us tell you that Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Alto K10 have achieved 1 star and 2 star ratings.
The direct competition of this car in the Indian market can be from sedan cars like Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz on road price is Rs 10, 26, 608. Customers can buy it at an EMI of Rs 19618 by paying 99 thousand down payment.