Latin NCAP’s result update: Volkswagen Polo Track gets three stars following New Polo’s result extension

The New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin NCAP, tested in December 2022 the Volkswagen New Polo and achieved three stars. For auditing purposes Latin NCAP has now tested units of the Volkswagen Polo Track in order to confirm or not if  both models perform the same and extend or not the result also to the Polo Track.

The Volkswagen Polo Track is produced in a different plant than the New Polo in Brazil. For that purpose Latin NCAP tested the Polo Track in frontal impact, side pole impact, Eletronic Stability Control, Moose test and pedestrian protection. The results matched the Polo tested in 2022 considering the allowed tollerances. The only difference found is an update in the colour of the chest in the side pole impact test from yellow to orange, offering  now marginal protection.

The audit process confirms after assessments and calculations that the Volkswagen Polo Track matches the New Polo performance of three stars Latin NCAP.

Volkswagen New Polo / Polo Track (4 airbags)

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About Latin NCAP

The Latin New Car Assessment Programme (Latin NCAP) was launched in 2010 to develop a regional system of independent crashworthiness and safety rating across Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). Latin NCAP replicates similar consumer testing programmes developed over the last thirty years in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and which have proved to be very effective in improving the safety of motor vehicles. Since 2010 Latin NCAP has published the results of more than 150 models, all results available at

Latin NCAP acknowledges the support received by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), International Consumer Research and Testing (ICRT), FIA Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Initiative. Latin NCAP is an Associate member of Global NCAP and supports the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety and the Stop the Crash Partnership.

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