The countdown to the world premiere of the significantly updated Volkswagen Golf has begun, and it continues today with the German automaker focusing on the various safety technologies its popular compact has helped democratize since 1974.
It started with basic features such as appropriate headrests and a secure chassis, followed by crash-optimised bodywork, airbags, and ABS. Electronic stability control first appeared in the VW Golf in 1998.
The current generation is loaded with standard and optional safety and driver-assist systems including some advanced ones like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, distance control sensors, lane assist, front assist with autonomous braking, and automatic park assist. Let’s not forget the intelligent crash response system that cuts fuel supply, turns on the hazard lights, and unlocks all doors immediately after an accident.
What new safety innovations will the next Volkswagen Golf bring to the masses? Stay tuned.