The tested model of Volkswagen Transporter was introduced in Australia during 2008.
The diesel left-hand-drive European small bus was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. The Transporter van can be expected to provide similar front occupant protection to the small bus tested by Euro NCAP.
Safety equipment, as tested, not standard on all variants.
A driver airbag and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard equipment. A passenger airbag is optional on the 1.9TDI variant and standard on the other variants. Side airbags and head-protecting side curtains and electronic stability control (ESC) are optional, although ESC is not available for the Citivan in Australia. Some New Zealand variants have more standard safety features.
The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. Three-point seat belts are fitted to all seats. This provides better protection than a two-point (lap) seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 15 July 2008