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2012 Volkswagen Passat Grabs IIHS "Top Safety Pick" Award


2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat

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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.

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  1. good safety and butt ugly. come on vw.
     
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  2. @JL, just give it time. If we can get used to the Chris-Bangle-designed BMW 5 Series, we can get used to anything.
     
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  3. But why should they? The last generation was handsome inside and out. I understand that the costs were higher, but they could have kept a lot more luxury than they did.
     
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  4. @larry300, it's about pushing tin. If VW kept the Passat positioned where it was cost-wise, they'd sell less units. These days, it's all about competing with Hyundai.
     
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