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Auditors have given the Volkswagen Golf high safety ratings on all criteria, from the protection of adult occupants, to children and vulnerable road users.

20 Dec 2019 | International News : Germany


The new Volkswagen Golf has achieved the highest score in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety tests. Auditors gave the new compact model very high ratings on all criteria for the protection of adult occupants, children and vulnerable road users as well as in terms of assistance systems.

The new car also comes with Front Assist, which monitors traffic in front of the car using a radar sensor and front camera
In the 'Protection of adult occupants' category, the car's Front Assist emergency braking system was put to the test. The new Golf scored 95% of the points available for the protection of adult occupants.

The results of the front and side impact were also included in the rating for the protection of accompanying children, supplemented by an installation test for standard child seats and a check of child seat mounts. In this category, the new Golf scored 89%, while the score for pedestrian and cyclist protection was 76%.

Other assistance systems such as the speed limiter, the area monitoring system for higher speeds and the lane keeping system were assessed, together with Lane Assist and Front Assist, which monitors traffic in front of the car using a radar sensor and front camera. With a score of 78% of the points available, the new compact car by Volkswagen put in an excellent performance in the 'Safety Assist' category.
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