There’s a rumour going around the automotive sector that the 5-star rating on the VW Passat is to be withdrawn. There’s speculation about a recently discovered fault relating to seat-belt warning light functionality that will drop the coveted 5-star rating to a 4-star rating. We’re told this explains massive discounting of the Passat in the market recently. If it’s true, there won’t be many Passats entering the corporate sector as a 5-star rating is now expected by most Fleet Managers.
Crash Management is eager to learn the truth of the matter – is there anyone from the panelbeating sector or wider automotive industry who can shed some light on the question?