The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) must be sparkling some issues for certain manufacturers nowadays with regards to headlight testing.
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the most recent model to miss out on a Top Safety Pick grant because of headlights the IIHS regards "Poor." It must be particularly baffling for VW as the Arteon earned a "Good" rating in six accident test categories the IIHS assessed.
In spite of having three diverse headlight setups, each model returned precisely the same "Poor" rating from the IIHS. The majority of the Arteon's headlights were LED, which likewise makes the "Poor" rating astounding as most IIHS headlight testing finds that LEDs beat halogens when equipped to a similar vehicle. Yet, the Arteon lights had several issues, for example, the base, static LED lights with "deficiencies invisibility," and the curve adaptive LEDs (with and without automatic high-beams) having "excessive glare."
In case that only one of the headlight choices got an "Acceptable" rating, the Arteon would've gotten a Top Safety Pick award. The car's front accident anticipation system performed well in testing as well. It figured out how to keep away from collisions at both 12 mph and 25 mph, acquiring the Arteon an unrivaled rating in that department.
It's a disgrace to see a vehicle that crashes so well don't get the recognition they deserve, yet headlights are a significant component of how safe a vehicle is to drive around evening time. We wouldn't be astonished if VW attempts to update the lighting setup soon to gain one of those coveted for TSP or TSP+ awards numerous manufacturers praise.