2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf R earn Safety Pick honor from IIHS

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given both the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R their respective Safety Pick awards. The former, a High Beam Control-equipped (Light Assist) model was named a 2022 Top Safety Pick awardee while the latter received the highest possible ranking from the organization, a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award.

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  • What features of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI allowed it to get the 2022 Top Safety Pick award?

    According to VW, the Top Safety Pick award was granted to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI thanks to its LED headlights with optional High Beam Control (Light Assist).
  • What features of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R allowed it to get the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award?

    Volkswagen said that the standard LED lights with High Beam Control (Light Assist) allowed the 2022 VW Golf R allowed it to win the Top Safety Pick+ award.
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    For a vehicle to earn the Top Safety Pick award, it must score Good ratings on all six crashworthiness tests, get Acceptable scores on available headlights, and an Advanced rating for both front crash prevention evals.

    The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI was able to bag the award by achieving the abovementioned requirements. Its LED headlights can be optioned with the available High Beam Control (Light Assist).

    On the other hand, for a vehicle to get Top Safety Pick+ award it should score Good ratings on all six crashworthiness tests, get Acceptable scores on standard headlights, and an Advanced rating for both front crash prevention evals.

    The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R comes with LED lights with High Beam Control (Light Assist) as standard.

    Prices of the US-spec 2022 Golf GTI starts at US$29,880 while the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R starts at US$44,090.

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