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Test volkswagen golf variant 2014



The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings for the passenger indicated good protection of all body regions, while those for the driver showed good protection for all regions except the lower leg, protection of which was adequate. VW demonstrated that good protection would also be provided for the knees and femurs of occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier test, with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Tested restraint (Fit): Bobsy G1 ISOFIX Top Tether

Based on dummy readings in the dynamic tests, the Golf scored maximum points for its protection of the 3 year infant. In the frontal test, forward movement of that dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of head contact with parts of the car interior. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. There is clear labelling in the car of the need to disable the airbag before a rearward-facing child seat is used.

The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet showed a marginal level of protection in all areas tested. In most areas of the bonnet likely to be struck by the head of a child, protection was good while the protection offered to the head of an adult was predominantly poor or marginal.