2011 statement by President of (IIHS) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
“Volkswagen has shown an enduring commitment to engineer vehicles with safety performance that goes beyond basic government standards,” says Institute president Adrian Lund. “The 2005 Jetta was the first car to ace the Institute’s tough side impact crash test, and Volkswagens like the new 2011 Jetta continue to set the standard with the highest safety ratings."
volkswagen are absolute leaders in safety brantford
Just how long has VW been safety conscious?
Strength in our "Laser Welding".....
(FYI most cars are still "spot" welded)
Our Jetta & Golf have more than 165 feet of laser joining per car.
Volkswagen has lead the automotive industry when it comes to the technology of laser welding of seams from as far back as 1993. In 1997, VW was already laser welding the roof of production cars. Even today, we lead our competition in laser welding resulting in industry statements saying this "hot forming process" puts VW in a safety class all it's own!
By laser welding instead of spot welding on areas where strength is needed, not only is a car much safer, it also drives smoother, quieter, & since the body cannot flex as much, over the years you Will have less chance of creeks & rattles! Plus, less issues with corrosion since a laser weld, literally "blends" the pieces of metal, rather than a "spot" weld, leaving gaps for moisture!
Understanding why "Laser Welding" matters......
Spot Welding is like tugging on a buttoned surface; it flexes & with too much force, it will let go & fail to hold.
Laser Welding is like tugging on a tightly sewn seam, where threads are all blended creating a surface that does not flex or come apart.
By seeing & understanding just how much more rigorous the safety testing is in Europe, you will quickly see why our cars are leaps & bounds ahead. Our new Tiguan is tested in Europe right here.......
For some examples of why this should influence your purchase decision...go to "learning tabs" below.