- Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia sedans have received 5-Star safety ratings from Global-NCAP for Adult and Child Occupant Protection, making them some of the safest sedans available in India.
- Both the sedans share the same MQB-A0 IN platform as the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq SUVs, which have also received 5-Star safety ratings from Global-NCAP, with top-tier safety features and advanced crash test specifications.
Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia both received 5-Star safety ratings from Global-NCAP for Adult and Child Occupant Protection. As a result, both of these models are among the safest sedans available in India.
It’s also worth noting that the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia sedans share the same MQB-A0 IN platform as the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq SUVs.
What’s more, the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq SUVs have already received 5-Star safety ratings from Global-NCAP. Indeed, the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun SUVs are among the first to be tested under the more stringent crash test specifications.
Both the Skoda Slavia and the Volkswagen Virtus have top-tier safety features like 6 airbags, hill hold control, ABS with EBD, traction control (TC), Brake Disc Wiping, Roll Over Protection, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), multi-collision braking system (MBS), hill start assist, ISOFIX points, and more.
Other features include a large touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charging pad, an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, cruise control, rear AC vents, auto headlamps, auto wipers, and more.
About Engine and Transmission
Furthermore, both the Skoda Slavia and the Volkswagen Virtus have identical engine options, with the base engine being a 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine with 113bhp and 178Nm of torque. Both models are also available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The following engine is a larger 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 147.5bhp and 250Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed DSG unit are available as transmission options. However, the Virtus sedan with this engine is only available with a 7-speed DSG transmission.
At the moment, the Volkswagen Virtus sedan starts at Rs 11.48 lakh (ex-showroom, India), while the Skoda Slavia sedan starts at Rs 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom).
What we think on this 5 star safety rating
We expect sales figures for both the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia to improve as a result of the 5-Star safety rating from Global NCAP, as the safety rating will help the respective automakers attract more customers.
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Download crash test report of Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia here