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Volkswagen of America

B-pillar support structure

Overview
  • B-pillar support structure
B-pillar support structure

Beneath all that sheet metal, every Tiguan has a specially reinforced safety cage complete with anti-intrusion side beams and heat-formed B-pillars, designed to help protect you in the event of a collision. The B-pillars are the thick support beams found between the front and rear doors, right where the shoulder safety belts attach for the front seats. The B-pillars are not only there to help support the roof and strengthen the structure of the safety cage, but they’re also important because they help provide protection from an oncoming vehicle in the event of a side-impact crash. Surrounding the safety cage are crumple zones that provide space and material to help cushion and absorb the impact while the cage insulates you. So even if you never see them coming, we’ve got you covered.


  • ¹This is an illustration and does not depict what will happen in a crash. All bags will not inflate simultaneously in real-world crashes, and if multiple bags do deploy, they will be in various stages of inflating/deflating and will never all be inflated at the same time.