- Photo: Volkswagen

Photo: Volkswagen

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon was named a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with LED headlights and the Adaptive Front-lighting System w/ dynamic cornering headlights.

To qualify for a 2020 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must have good ratings in each of the Institute’s six crashworthiness evaluations, according to the automaker. They must also have good or acceptable headlights and available front crash prevention that earns advanced or superior ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. 

The 2020 Arteon earns good ratings in the six crashworthiness evaluations as well as a superior rating for vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention with the standard Front Assist system.

Standard on the 2020 Arteon, Volkswagen’s Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (front assist) is intended to help warn drivers of potential frontal collisions (forward collision warning) with vehicles and pedestrians in front of the vehicle, and in some cases provide automatic braking assistance (autonomous emergency braking). 

In addition to Front Assist, other driver assistance features offered on the 2020 Arteon include: standard Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert, and available Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping System, Park Steering Assistant, High Beam Control, and Overhead View Camera.

The Arteon provides a combination of passive and active safety systems, including eight standard airbags, and standard electronic safety systems, such as an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.

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