The VW Golf 2020 Receives 5 Stars Based on Crash Tests but with One Caveat

The Euro NCAP experts checked out Volkswagen's future bestseller.

The European experts tested the 8-gen Volkswagen Golf in a series of crash tests and gave it a 5-star rating, although «with a stretch».

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During the tests, it turned out that the rear driver's side door could open in the side barrier impact and the car was penalized for the risk of occupant ejection. A similar problem was found in another model of the manufacturer – the Sharan MPV.

Euro NCAP charges penalty points for involuntary door opening during crash tests, as this poses a critical threat to the passengers in the back. These days, this is quite rare and it is important that Volkswagen can identify and fix this problem,

commented Michael van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP.

Apart from this drawback, the 8-gen Volkswagen Golf showed good results in all categories. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, which is part of the standard model equipment, performed particularly well in tests.

Along with the Golf 8, several new cars from the 2020 model year passed the Euro NCAP tests. The Audi Q8, Ford Puma, MG HS and Nissan Juke received 5 stars, while the Volkswagen Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii received only three, due to the lack of autonomous emergency braking.

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