The tested model of VW Passat was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in 2015. This ANCAP safety rating is based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP and applies to all New Zealand variants (sedan & wagon, petrol & diesel engines). Australian variants are covered by a separate rating.
Dual frontal, side chest and side head-protecting airbags (curtains) for front row occupants are standard. A driver knee airbag is optional in New Zealand. Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) are also standard on NZ variants.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 26 October 2015