VW ID.7 wins What Car? Safety Award

Volkswagen’s ID.7 has been named winner of the 2024 What Car? Safety Award.

It topped a five-car shortlist based on its five-star Euro NCAP test scores.

Judges assesses models on criteria such as active and passive safety technology innovation, vulnerable road user protection and the on-road driving performance of advanced driver assistance systems.

The ID.7 features a variety of innovative safety technology aimed at reducing risk to vulnerable road users such as a pop-up bonnet and sudden door opening prevention should a cyclist ride alongside the driver door. Meanwhile, its 95% adult occupant protection score was also the highest of any car that featured in the Safety Award shortlist.

A statement said: “The ID.7 provides technology to encourage safer driving and performed well across Euro NCAP’s increasingly challenging testing, from passive crash protection to active crash prevention. It is the combination of all these systems within the ID.7 that makes it stand out as the 2024 Safety Award winner.”