2018 Volkswagen Atlas Receives Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2017 Top Safety Pick Score

September 27th, 2017 by

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Volkswagen’s unwavering commitment to manufacturing vehicles equipped with safety and driver assistance technology in mind has been recognized by it being awarded the 2017 Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting scientific and educational research with the aim to lower the loss of life, injuries, and property damage that result from vehicle accidents.

According to the iconic auto maker, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a prime example of Volkswagen’s ongoing pursuit to deliver forward-thinking safety features in its cars. “We take great responsibility to ensure our driver assistance technologies get smarter,” noted Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy. We are proud to carry this stunning SUV here at Larry Roesch Volkswagen, and invite you in to test drive today!

The 5 IIHS Top Safety Pick Categories

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In order to achieve the 2017 Top Safety Pick award, vehicles have to meet stringent demands and receive “Good” ratings in five categories in crash tests performed by the IIHS. These categories comprise of frontal impact moderate overlap, frontal impact small overlap, side impact, roof strength and head restraints. In addition to this, vehicles should also be fitted with autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) that receives an “Advanced” score for front crash avoidance. In this later test score, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas scored a “Superior” grade.

Ground-Breaking Safety Systems Featured in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

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The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas that seats seven passengers earns its safety accolade when fitted with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist). The model also showcases the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as a standard feature.

Additional effective driver-assistive safety systems made available in Volkswagen’s model comprise of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist) and Overhead View Camera (Area View). Looking for a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas for sale in Elmhurst, IL? Make us here at Larry Roesch Volkswagen your first port of call.

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