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VW Scirocco

VW Scirocco 1.4, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

VW Scirocco

VW Scirocco 1.4, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 87%
Head: Adequate, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Marginal, Lower leg left: Marginal, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
12.6 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.5 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
8.0 pts
Neck: Good

Total 36 pts | 73%
PERFORMANCE
10.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBobsy G0/1 ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
9.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBobsy G1 ISOFIX
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
4.0 pts
See comments
Total 19 pts | 53%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
7.1 pts
PELVIS
6.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model VW Scirocco 1.4, LHD
Body type 3 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1280kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Sciroccos tested, using child restraints recommended by VW from October 2009
Class SMALL FAMILY
Safety equipment
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger cell remained stable in the frontal impact. However, dummy readings indicated that the driver's head had bottomed out the airbag against the steering wheel and the car was penalised for this. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees, femurs and pelvis for both front seat occupants. Volkswagen were able to show that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different positions, would be offered a similarly high level of protection. Chest protection was adequate in the side barrier test and was good in the more severe side pole test. Protection against whiplash injury in a rear impact was rated as good.

Child occupant
Volkswagen have recently made improvements to the Bobsy G0/1 ISOFIX restraint and, as of October 2009, supply a modified Bobsy G1 ISOFIX seat for use in the Scirocco. Euro NCAP's tests were done with the most recent child restraints and the comments and overall star rating do not apply to vehicles using earlier versions of the restraints. Forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing seat, was not excessive. Both the 18 month and 3 year dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints in the side barrier impact. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Poor labelling does not adequately indicate the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
Good protection for pedestrians' legs is offered by the bumper and the front edge of the bonnet, both scoring maximum points. The bonnet offers marginal protection in most areas where a child's head might hit and predominantly poor protection to an adult's head.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control is standard on all Sciroccos throughout Europe. The car has has a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front passenger seats.

Rating reviews

Nov 2009 Rating published
Jun 2014 Facelift review
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