Eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf gets five EuroNCAP starsDecember 18, 2019
Although experts note serious problems with the possibility of opening the back door in an accident. Despite the fact that the mannequin remained in the cabin, this is considered a serious mistake with a high risk of the passenger falling under the wheels.
Volkswagen Golf decided to check for safety. For this, EuroNCAP conducted a series of crash tests. In almost all the offsets, the car showed good results, while maintaining the interior geometry in a series of collisions. This will allow him to maintain the primacy of security in the European market in his segment. Nevertheless, the problem with the back door will have to be addressed in the next updates.
“Open doorways during an accident negatively affect the rating since the appearance of EuroNCAP, as it greatly affects the departure of a passenger from the car,” – commented Michel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General. “Nowadays this problem is rare, and it is very important that Volkswagen fix the problem.”
The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf performed well in all categories, including the operation of an automatic emergency braking system. It will be available even in the basic hatchback.
In addition to the new Golf, five stars also received five stars in the latest crash test series: Audi Q8, Ford Puma, MG HS and Nissan Juke.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen Tharu was named the best crossover. It’s about the compact crossover segment. This conclusion was made on the basis of a survey conducted in China.
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