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Gold medal for the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 as safest van

Dec 17, 2020

  • Euro NCAP tests safety of 19 vans
  • Transporter T6.1 “sets the benchmark for light commercial vehicles”
  • Wide range of driver assistance systems available

Hannover, 16 December 2020 – The Euro NCAP consortium – made up of European transport ministries, automobile clubs, insurers’ associations and research institutes – has tested the safety of 19 light commercial vehicles, with the tests focusing on the availability and function of the active safety systems. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Transporter T6.1 came out top – and has consequently been awarded a Euro NCAP gold medal.

The boom in online commerce has led to an increase in demand for delivery services. As a result the number of vans on the roads is rising. Good reason for the NCAP consortium to survey and evaluate the availability and function of driver assist systems offered by vans in the B and C/D categories with a permitted total weight of up to 3.5 tonnes.

Following extensive testing, NCAP has come to the conclusion that the Transporter T6.1 from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles scores best: “The Transporter offers consumers the option to buy a wide range of good-performing safety features and earns a gold medal in Euro NCAP’s tests. The Transporter sets the bar for commercial vans in 2021.”

For the T6.1 range there is a wide choice of driver assist systems available. They include numerous safety and assistance functions to match the respective client’s requirements. These range from Lane Assist and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking function all the way to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with speed limiter. In the UK in 2017, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles became the first van manufacturer to fit Autonomous Emergency Braking systems as standard on all new vans.

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About the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand:
‘We transport success’. As a stand-alone brand within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is responsible for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles. They include the Transporter, Caddy and Amarok ranges, which are produced in Hannover (D), Poznań (PL), Września (PL) and Pacheco (ARG). Our vehicles transport construction workers,

families and adventurers, bread rolls, parcels and surfboards. Every day they help countless people all over the world to do a good job, they operate as mobile workshops and they bring paramedics and the police to wherever they are needed. Within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is also the lead brand for Autonomous Driving, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Transport as a Service (TaaS), and in future will therefore be developing and producing corresponding Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV), such as robo-taxis and robo-vans. In this way we are transporting an entire society, with all its requirements for clean, intelligent and sustainable mobility. Working at the company’s sites around the globe are more than 24,000 employees, including around 15,000 at the Hannover site.

Information on all aspects of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand and the Hannover site can be found at:

VWN Podcast ”wetransportsuccess”:

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Product Communications Jens Bobsien
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 / 798-5457