Volkswagen has accomplished a feat that is still a dream for many car makers. The company has scored a perfect safety rating from the federal government for two of their upcoming cars.
The Golf two door and Golf GTI 2016 models are gearing up for a consumer launch. It is already available with authorized retailers in specific regions. The final design which was sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for crash test has come out of it with flying colors. After all, no one would expect such a small car to endure such brutal crashes, but according to the safety rating, these new models are the safest vehicles to travel.
In a detailed analysis, the board rated four stars for the Golf and Golf GTI models in the front crash test as well as the rollover crash test. Earning four starts in a rollover is exceptionally difficult even for luxury sedans, but the budget friendly, small car has managed to accomplish it much to the delight of Volkswagen. The cars have earned an amazing five star safety rating in the side crash test.
2016 Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI editions have multiple safety features incorporated into them. With vehicles becoming faster every year, it is mandatory to focus on the safety aspects which the manufacturer has done to their level best. The vehicle has integrated stability control, anti-lock brakes and six air bags to minimize the impact on crash. Better driver assistance package and standard rearview camera is also equipped in select variants of the Golf 2016 edition.
As part of the assistance package, the car is integrated with an automatic emergency braking system which is automatically activated when the user fails to do so during critical moments combined with forward collision warning system and an adaptive cruise control. Besides all these safety measures, they are also equipped with features that facilitate the driver to handle the vehicle with ease.
The bundled features include parking sensors, lane departure and blind sport warning system besides a rear cross traffic alert facility. The safety rating board is yet to rate the four door Golf 2016 editions. However, the vehicles have already been honored by the IIHS as the best vehicles to go for, in terms of safety and reliability.
It’s competitors from Ford and Subaru have already earned a five star rating which leads to a tough competition on road. Buyers will surely be spoilt for choice when choosing their next small car.