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New VW Golf Five Stars From EuroNCAP

 

24th October, 2008

Volkswagen Golf (copyright image) The independent testers at EuroNCAP put the new Golf through a series of rigorous tests. The result: five stars, which is the best result available.

The Golf, with over 26 million vehicles sold, is not one of the most successful vehicles in the world without reason: its diversity and quality are legendary and have made it a safe choice for over 30 years. With every detail perfected, the sixth generation is now setting new and higher standards for the whole Golf class and is thus the best Golf ever built. It is "Das Auto" and embodies the worldwide brand Volkswagen like no other vehicle. This excellent position was certified for the safety features of the new Golf in the most recent EuroNCAP-test: it achieved a phenomenal 36 of 37 possible points and was awarded five stars for occupant protection. It received four stars in the category of child safety and thus achieved the highest possible number of points for biomechanical values. With three stars for pedestrian protection, the new Golf is, according to the ADAC, "a car with one of the best levels of pedestrian protection available".

The Golf is fitted with a complete safety package as standard. A further improved safety body structure, seven airbags including a knee airbag for the driver and an innovative head restraint system for the driver and front passenger. Rear side airbags are also available as special equipment. Furthermore, the Golf is the first Volkswagen to have a "seatbelt fastened" detection system for the rear seats. The standard ESP with brake assist function provides additional driving safety. Additionally, a new sensor concept for crash detection has been introduced with the Golf. The development of this so-called "crash impact sound sensing" system was awarded the innovation prize in Bavaria in May 2008.

The new Golf has been released in Europe and will be available in Australia in mid-2009. The new VW Golf GTI will be in production by mid-2009 and will be released locally in late 2009.



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