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2013 Volkswagen Golf – ESC Test


COMMENTS Adult occupant 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. Child occupant 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 rearwardfacing 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 ...

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