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RSS VW Golf and GTI earn Top Safety Pick+ ratings [w/video]

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More good news for Volkswagen, as its new small hatchback, the seventh-generation Golf and its sporty brother, the GTI, have both been named to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's prestigious Top Safety Pick+ list.

Both cars scored "Good" ratings across the board, including on the troublesome small overlap test. According to IIHS, the Golf's "driver space" managed the small overlap well, and that there was a low risk of serious injury.

IIHS also cited the Golf and GTI's optional forward collision warning, which it called "basic" as a part of the car's TSP+ ranking.

Take a look below for the official press release and a video of the crash test.

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