Is law that all new cars must be fitted with an SOS emergency button?

I have a 2022 Vauxhall Grandland SRi. I understand that as of April 2018 all vehicles manufactured after this date must be fitted with a SOS button by law.
As my car is not fitted with this I spoke to Vauxhall Customer Service, they informed me that it isn't a legal requirement. Could you please clarify this.

Asked on 17 November 2023 by Roger G Prigg

Answered by David Ross
You are correct in that legislation came into force in 2018 that all new cars should have an SOS button, but an important distinction is that the term 'new cars' refers to newly-launched models. We have seen other reports that Grandland owners have raised this issue with dealers and the DVSA, and have been told that because the Grandland is effectively a facelift of the Grandland X which was introduced before the April 2018 deadline it is not legally required to have one.
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