Built to Protect - type's'
I was reading today that VW cannot sell the Polo in North America or Canada because it does not meet the necessary crash standards, but the Jazz, Yaris and Korean equivalents are all ok.

Now VW market the Polo in the UK as a car "Built to Protect" and this got me thinking - what is the difference between Euro NCAP and the North American Crash tests.

I advocate complete freedom of speech on this site so if you want to discuss the relative safety (or lack of it in the US) of the Polo please feel free, but my point in posting this thread is to discuss what the differences between the 2 safety standards are and how can a Polo be safe enough in Europe but not in North America.
 

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