VW announces standardization of ABS & Dual Airbags across all variants of the Polo and Vento


Volkswagen, announced the introduction of ABS as a primary safety feature along with Dual Airbags, as standard fitment for all variants of the Polo and Vento. Cars with the new standard fitments are available across all Volkswagen dealerships in India.

With the introduction of ABS and Dual Airbag as standard fitments, Volkswagen once again adheres to its commitment towards India and fulfils the exceptionally high safety standards that are intrinsic to the brand’s DNA.

The added safety feature of ABS to the Polo and Vento will set new benchmarks in safety by adopting global standards for all Volkswagen products in India. With this announcement, Volkswagen will now enjoy a pioneer positioning towards ‘Safety’ in the Indian passenger car market.

Volkswagen Carline

Standard airbags




ABS standard


Dual airbags


Dual airbags


Dual airbags


4 airbags


6 airbags


6 airbags

Polo: In addition to class-leading power and performance, the Volkswagen Polo secured a 4-Star safety rating for adult occupant protection, in crash tests conducted by renowned global agency. This is the highest safety rating for any car in the premium hatchback segment in the country. In addition to MPI and the TDI variants, Polo also comes with more powerful GT TSI and GT TDI versions.

Ameo: The made-in-India and made-for-India Volkswagen Ameo, is the first sub 4-metre sedan by Volkswagen. It is the first car in the compact sedan segment to standardize dual front airbags and ABS across all variants. Carline comes equipped with 1.2L MPI engine and 1.5L TDI engine offering choice of a 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG gearbox.

Vento: The Vento is one of the safest cars in its segment, boasting high levels of build quality and outstanding driving dynamics. In India, Vento is offered in with 1.6L MPI, 1.5L TDI and 1.2L TSI engines offering a wide variety of engine & transmission choices for customers.

Beetle: Comes equipped with 1.4L TSI engine and a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The new Beetle is a perfect blend of power, safety and convenience; it is equipped with 4-airbags, ESP & ABS as standard equipment.

Jetta: In keeping with Volkswagen’s well-earned reputation for building some of the safest cars on the planet, the Volkswagen Jetta gets a host of safety features, including ABS, ESP and 6 airbags as standard equipment.

GTI: The GTI is one of its kind in the performance hatch segment, keeping safety at the heart of a fun driving experience, the GTI is equipped with 6 airbags, ABS, Hill-hold and ESP.

With the addition of ABS and dual airbags as standard to its entire range, Volkswagen continues to carry the baton of vehicular safety in India, striving to raise the bar in this regard, through each of its carlines, including the recently launched Volkswagen Ameo.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Michael Mayer – Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said,

“At Volkswagen, we believe that safety is not a luxury but a primary need in a car. The introduction of ABS with Dual airbags has come to further extend this bequest in India as well. We have always been committed towards our customers’ safety and now with these standard fitments in the Polo and Vento, Indian customers will enjoy the Volkswagen ‘Safe Driving Experience’ across all our carlines.”