The EuroNCAP Institute in Brussels compiled all of its crash test results for the year 2009 and named the Volkswagen Golf the safest car of the year.
The Volkswagen Golf was tested in all four catergories: Occupant protection of adults, protection of children, pedestrian protection and supporting safety and driver assistance systems. The Volkswagen Golf attained the coveted five star rating with the top score of 103 points earning the title of “Safest Car of 2009”. Thirty three cars were tested last year under stricter and more extensive EuroNCAP crash testing procedure.
The Volkswagen Golf offers maximum safety with standard safety features that include ESP with counter-steer assist, ABS with braking assistance, anti-slip regulation (ASR), electronic differential lock (EDS), engine drag torque control (MSR), trailer stabilisation, Isofix mounting brackets for two child seats on the rear bench as well as airbags for driver and front passenger with passenger-side deactivation, including knee airbag for the driver and a head airbag system for front and rear passengers with side airbags.
Pricing for the Volkswagen Golf starts at £14,850 (RRP on the road) with standard equipment including air conditioning, a CD stereo system and body-coloured exterior trim.