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Six VWs Earn Top Safety Honors for 2017

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IIHS Rewards VW Safety Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) puts vehicles through the proverbial wringer before declaring their safety status, which is why it was such an honor for six VW vehicles to earn Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick +  ratings. The 2017 Jetta that was outfitted with forward collision warning, bi-xenon headlights and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) earned the top honors. Four members of the Golf family, including the Golf 4-door, Alltrack, GTI 4-door and SportWagen, as well as the Passat, were all selected as a Top Safety Pick. Check out the entire VW inventory and see why these vehicles are so safe when you stop by Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Top Driver Assistance Features Now Affordable

“At Volkswagen, we strongly believe that the latest advanced driver assistance technologies can be delivered without being in the premium segment,” according to VW Senior VP Hendrik Muth. “The IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + ratings awarded to a variety of Volkswagen models compliments our ongoing commitment to offering these features.” IIHS Awards Top Safety Pick status to cars, SUVS and trucks that receive a good rating in five different tests. These include two different frontal impact tests, side impact, strength of roof and head restraints. The vehicle must also offer AEB as an option. The Plus rating goes to vehicles that meet the same criteria, but also have headlights that offer maximum visibility.

Sensors Work in Conjunction With Cameras

VW’s AEB system with forward collision warning utilizes at least one and sometimes more radar sensors that work in conjunction with cameras to identify danger and react faster than humanly possible. It first alerts the driver to an impending crash, and then applies the brakes if the driver fails to react quickly enough. If the driver responds but doesn’t apply enough force to the brakes, the system also responds to either avoid the wreck or minimize damage and injury. VW’s other driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a system to warn you if you start to drift out of your lane. Parking assistants, automatic headlights and adaptive front-lighting are some other safety features you can get on a 2017 VW.

Now’s the Time to Buy

It’s still not too late to head to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale and take advantage of the “Sign Then Drive Event” where qualified buyers or lessees can take a brand new VW off the lot with absolutely no money down. The offer ends January 3, so swing by today for the best selection.

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