Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Lupo 1999

. , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Feb 2000

Volkswagen Lupo crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 13 (36.0%)

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This is a strong car, giving its occupants all-round protection. Its structure remained stable and the driver's door could still be opened after the frontal impact. The driver's airbag did its job but may have reached the limit of its ability to protect in this test. The side-impact protection was satisfactory, but the manufacturer also decided to fund a test using a Lupo fitted with optional side airbags. The three-year-old's child restraint was a vehicle-specific ISOFIX type that connected to mounting points within the rear seat.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
Side impact pelvis - Adequate
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor
With optional side airbag fitted