There’s no shortage of standard safety kit. Every model comes with stability control, a tyre pressure-monitoring system and six airbags, and a system that warns when there’s a potential collision imminent. It was awarded a maximum five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP.
Options worth considering include a spacesaver spare tyre, in place of the standard inflation kit. There’s also a pack of safety equipment, including lane-assist, emergency city braking that automatically brakes the car if it senses a collision with another car or pedestrian, cruise control that keeps the car’s distance from traffic ahead, lane assist and automatic high beam assist. It’s a reasonable price given how much extra equipment it includes, although it’s worth pointing out that a VW Golf SV has city emergency braking as standard. There’s also no blind-spot warning system available, which most rivals have as an option.
Security equipment includes an alarm and an engine immobiliser, and it was rated highly by Thatcham for resistance to theft of and from.
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