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Golf gets maximum safety rating

Mon, 16 Mar 2009
Motorists who prioritise safety credentials when buying a car may be impressed to hear the new Volkswagen Golf has received a maximum rating from Euro Ncap.

The European crash test programme awarded the model five stars after it performed well in four key areas.

All models examined under the scheme are given a mark based on the protection they offer adult and child occupants in the event of an accident, as well as safety assist features and their ability to minimise the impact on pedestrians should they be knocked down.

Among the technology designed to help the Golf avoid collisions and reduce injury if a crash does occur are the Electronic Stability Programme and whiplash-optimised head restraints.

Euro Ncap recently updated its rating system so that cars are just given one overall mark.

Volkswagen said this should make it easier for motorists to judge at a glance how safe a particular model is.

In other motoring news, the manufacturer said people who had seen their mortgage repayments fall over recent months may be well-advised to take advantage of the big discounts being offered on new cars at the moment.

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