The first Volkswagen model to be built at its new Chattanooga, TN plant
, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
, has earned “Top Safety Pick” honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The award signifies that the new Passat has earned a rating of “Good” (the IIHS’ highest ranking) in frontal offset and side impact crash testing, as well as in the agency’s roof strength testing.
All Top Safety Pick award winners also come with electronic stability control and head protection airbags, which the new Passat includes across the model range.
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat becomes the eighth Volkswagen model in its current product line to earn the Top Safety Pick award, demonstrating the manufacturer’s focus on building vehicles with the highest possible safety ratings. Other VW models earning the award include the 2011 CC 2.0L TSI, the 2011 Jetta
and Jetta SportWagen
, the 2011 Tiguan, the 2011 Touareg
, and all 2011 Golf
and GTI four-door models.