Australia: VW Golf 7 gets 5-star safety rating image

The new generation of the Volkswagen Golf has been recently awarded with a 5-star safety rating in Australia, by the ANCAP.

After it was announced for the Australia launch a few months ago, and then named the 2013 World Car of the Year, the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf, the Mk7, is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the ANCAP awarding it with a 5-star safety rating. The model managed to score a total of 35.92 points out of 37 in the assessment, being one of the highest-rated small vehicles on the market. The Golf 7 has received an “acceptable” rating in pedestrian safety.

Lauchlan McIntosh, the ANCAP chairman, has praised the new Golf for its list of standard and optional safety systems, which include the adaptive cruise control, electronic stability control, seven airbags, autonomous emergency braking system and more. The new Golf 7 will get a 1.2 liter turbocharged engine under its hood, which is good for 63 kW and 160 Nm of torque, in the new entry-level version in Australia. The model will also get a 1.4 liter turbocharged, with 103 kW and 250 Nm of torque, amongst others. The Golf 7 will be launched in Australia next week.